This is an analysis of the poem The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot that begins with:

Up yonder in Buena Park
There is a famous spot,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb daea fbab fgfg hffX eiji Xjkj gflf mhfh fbfX XhjX imfm fbjb nbXb ghjh fXob ffnf fBfb jgXg gbfb gbhb hhbX hlal fifi pbib gpnp bniX cbjX bflf dgnX klgl cpap iBgb apcp fdgdXoaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1100101 100101 01010100 100101 1101011 110111 110010101 01101 11011101 110101 11010101 010101 11110101 1101001 11011101 110101 111010101 010001 11010111 10111110 01111101 110011 1101010 1111100 1010101101 111101 11010101 010101 11010101 110101 01110111 110111 11010001 110111 11000101 011001 110110111 100101 11001101 1101010 101010111 110111 11011111 11010100 11111101 1010001 11010101 0101001 11110101 110101 01011101 1100101 11010100 110101 01010101 010101 11011101 100101 01001111 010101 11010111 110010 11110101 011111 11001111 1111001 01010101 110101 11010101 010101 11011101 111101 11010101 110101 110111100 110101 11011101 110111 11110111 1100001 11110111 110101 11011101 111101 11010001 1001101 01011111 0111100 11111101 0110101 0101101 110101 1010100101 10101011 010011101 110101 110011101 110111 010011101 110101 11111111 1010111 10111101 111101 01111001 010111 1000101011 10111110 101110100 110101 11111111 1101010 11011111 110101 11110101 111101 11010101 110101 101110101 1101100 11010101 110111 11000101 110101 11110100 0101001 11010101 010101 1100101001 010101 110101001 110101 11010011 110001 01010100 001101 11011011 010101 01111001 111101 11111101 110111 11011101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 36
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 144
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; in, child, my, they, and, spare, nor, all, don, ran, who, her, long, live are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, now, long are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase he connects the lines.

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