This is an analysis of the poem Punchin' Dough that begins with:

Come, all you young waddies, I'll sing you a song,
Stand back from the wagon--stay where you belong:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabB ccdd eeff ccgg hhgg ffcc ggXX iiccXiibB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111011101 11001011101 11110001011 11101010101 111011011011 001101111001 00100111001 001001111101 11111001101 111011011001 111011111101 101001101011 11101101001 11101001001 111001011011 01011011001 11011011011 11101011101 111011101001 11101011111 001101011111 011101101101 11111011111 11101100101 11101011101 101011111011 011011111011 11101101111 111111011011 111001101001 11011011101 11111011011 11011011011 011001011111 111001001001 11101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 201
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, you're, when, i'm, for, that, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word when is repeated.

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