This is an analysis of the poem It's Great When You Get In that begins with:

They told me the water was lovely,
That I ought to go for a swim,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXXcXc adedefdf gbebghgh aeiXacjc bdiXijbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010110 11101101 011100101 1011011110 111010011 1111111 110110110 011001001 0111110 01011011 1110001101 1100001 011010110 1101111 1010111111 1110101 1101110 110101 111110101 111001001 111011010 1110111 111010011 01111111 11101010 0110101 01110110 0111001 11101010 1111001 1110010110 111101 10111010 110101 10110010 111100 1101010 100101 1010110111 010111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; and, i are repeated.

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

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

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