This is an analysis of the poem Verses To John Tupper that begins with:

DEAR Jack
Alack! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaaaaaXXaaaaaaaaaXaaXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 10 0111 11111101 1110101101 1111 111101 0101011 1101010 1101010 11010111 111111 01110101 110101 1111 10111111 110101 11110101 0100101 100110 10011111 011101011 11011111 100101 01 010101 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 767
  • Average number of words per stanza: 148
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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