This is an analysis of the poem Griffy The Cooper that begins with:

The cooper should know about tubs.
But I learned about life as well, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabXcXabbacXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 01011011 11101111 111100111 1111 11111010101001 011110100100100011 110110001 11010101 11011110 1101001010 011110100 101011 10101011 0101101 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 564
  • Average number of words per stanza: 103
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines yourself, life are repeated).

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