This is an analysis of the poem Thomas The Pretender that begins with:
Tommy's alluz playin' jokes,
An' actin' up, an' foolin' folks;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXbbXcc XaddddXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1010101 11011101 111111 01111011 11110111 1111010 11111111 11011101 111101110 11011101 011101 11111111 11011101 110101 111011111 11111111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
- Average number of words per stanza: 55
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', he are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word an' is repeated.
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