This is an analysis of the poem Says Mister Doojabs that begins with:
Well, eight months ago one clear cold day,
I took a ramble up Broadway,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbbcc cXaadd eeffgg ffhXfX aaaaii jjkkaa llhhjX aakkfX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 111011111 11010111 10110111 110110111 111011101 111100101 1100101101 1111110101 110111101 110111101 11111011001 110101111 1010010111 111111101 111101111 101010111 010011111 01011101 111111111 110001111 110111101110 111111 11111111 1101101101 111111101 101011111 111111101 0110111111 11110110111 111010111 111011011 111010011 1111111001 01111101 11110011111 001110101 1001101101 1111110101 0111111101 111100101 11111111 0010101110 111110101 01011101 111010111 001110011 1010100111 1111111111
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
- Average number of words per stanza: 50
- Amount of lines: 48
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, he, my are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.
The author used the same word well at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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