This is an analysis of the poem I Like Canadians that begins with:

By A Foreigner
I like Canadians....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbcdceadfXbbghIjjdXXXhgbIeXXbbaXabXafhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,39,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100 110100 111010100 11111 1101111 111 1100111101 110101000 1111001010 111100111 01001101 1111111110 1101 011101001001 111011101010 0011 1111111 111 110111 1010110 101101110 0111100010100100 111000101 10001 1101011011101 0011 1101 0010110100 100100110 1111011 11111101 011010010 1111 01010010 1110110011 10011010 1110010011010 111011 110110 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 581
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, their, nobody are repeated.

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