This is an analysis of the poem Play The Game that begins with:

Twenty-Two stalwarts in stripes and shorts
Kicking a ball along, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac ddddefef gegehihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101100111 100101 100101011 101101 100101001 1001001 1010001101 101001101 11110101 01101001 11101101 1101011 101110101 10100101 10110111 10100111 110110111 1100101 0111100101 110101 0100101001 101001 11101111111 00101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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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  • summary of Play The Game;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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