This is an analysis of the poem Sittin' On The Porch that begins with:

Sittin' on the porch at night when all the tasks are done,
Just restin' there an' talkin', with my easy slippers on,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeff ddggff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111110111 11011100110101 111111101110101 101011100011101 101010101010101 101011100110101 01010111010101 011010101101101 001110101010101 101010101010111 111111101010111 101010100011101 101010101011101 101010101110101 111110101111101 1101110001000011 111000101110101 101001111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 368
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (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; my, an', of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word an' is repeated.

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  • summary of Sittin' On The Porch;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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