This is an analysis of the poem A Lesson From Golf that begins with:

He couldn't use his driver any better on the tee
Than the chap that he was licking, who just happened to be me;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaa ccddee ffgghhXbbccdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010101010101 101111101110001 11100011111111 1111100101110101 111100101110101 111010101110111 0110100110101 11010101011101 101111101110101 111010111110101 101111101111101 101000101111111 1101011001010011 101010101110101 1110110101111111 11010101110101 1110001010100111 111010101010111 101010100011111 011110101010101 110010101111111 101000101110101 111100100010101 101110100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 362
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, just, i, and, to, his, you are repeated.

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