This is an analysis of the poem Find The Favorite that begins with:

Our three cats is Maltese cats,
An' they's two that's white,--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdXd beXe bfbf dgdg hXhX bbbb igig bdXd fXfX gjXj fdfd ecec iXib
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110011 11111 1101111 01111 1011101 10101 1111100 11111 1111111 01111 1110100 11111 1111111 11111 1011111 11111 1110111 10111 1011111 10110 1010101 11101 1011101 01101 1110101 00111 1110101 10111 1110101 11111 1011101 10101 1110111 11101 111010 00111 1101111 11101 1111101 11101 0110110 11101 1111110 11111 1011101 11111 1111111 10111 1110101 11111 1111111 00101 1111111 11111 01111101 01101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 115
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an' is repeated.

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

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