This is an analysis of the poem The Fact Of The Matter that begins with:

I'm wonderin' why those fellers who go buildin' chipper ditties,
'Bout the rosy times out drovin', an' the dust an' death of cities,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbb Xacc aadd XXdd eeXf XXdd aaXX ffaa XaggXaAbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100111011101010 1010111010111010 110101011101010 111101011101110 1010101010110100 1010111111111011 1110101100100011 1111010000111011 10110101010101010 010111010111110 011101011111110 110111111100010 110101110101000 110111011110110 1010111011100010 110101010101010 110101010111010 001110101111010010 1011101110101110 10111010110101110 111101011101100 011101010101100 111101011101010 1111101011101110 010101010001010 1010101010101110 1110101010101011 010001011101010 010101101111010 0010101011111010 1111101011101010 1110111110111010 1111001010111100 101111001111010 1010101011101011 1111101011101011 1110101011101010 1010111010111010 110101011101010 111101011101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 65 (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; an', like are repeated.

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  • summary of The Fact Of The Matter;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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