This is an analysis of the poem Baseball's Sad Lexicon that begins with:

These are the saddest of possible words:
Tinker to Evers to Chance. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaBcccB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ottava rima
  • Metre: 1101001001 1001001 110111011 1001001 10010110010 10010100010 11110010110 1001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 293
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to is repeated.

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