This is an analysis of the poem Some Wizard, Very Bad And Sly that begins with:

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Some wizard, very bad and sly,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cddcXdaad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 11010111 11010111 01101 11011111 10101101 1101010 11001110 010010101 11011110 1100011 00110011 110101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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