This is an analysis of the poem The Two Little Skeezucks that begins with:

There were two little skeezucks who lived in the isle
Of Boo in a southern sea;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcddc eaeaffdeX ededfXbbX gcgcbbdeX hdhdecccX bdbdXcXcc XdiXijggX jdjXggcfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 101101011001 0100101 110110001001 001011001 11011011011 1110101001 10101 01001 0101101 01101011001 1101101 111011011011 01001101 1111 100101 1010111 11011111001 1100101100 101101011001 0011101 1110110011 11100111 11111101 01010101 11011 110001 0010100010 01101011101 01001001 10100100101 1011101 1111 100101 11001101 11011001001 110010010 0110100111 1110111 10111001001 10100101 1110101101 00100101 111111 11101 010010110 0110101101 11011111 101101011101 11001001 110110 1110011 110010010 101101101011 1010110110 101111001010 101001101 11001011001 0011010110 101101011001 101001001 01101 111101 1010010010 11111101001 11101001 1111001111011 101110010 101011 0010101 11011001 111101011011 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • 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; in, of, and are repeated.

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

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

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