This is an analysis of the poem Daffy Duck In Hollywood that begins with:

Something strange is creeping across me.
La Celestina has only to warble the first few bars...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdefghgdbgXXfiaedbjkXiefXXklkmhXjafejnXojXdkXXbiinaXdgcaphXfbnXbbhoabkgkhXdgpXjmedmhbohdXcfkjdfhjdbbXelXaabXabhXoXjmgjhoa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 123,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010011 100101100100111 01010110110100 10001101101010101 010101001011010 010010010101001 10001001011111 101100101110 101011011011010 1101101111001 11101011111 1011111011101010 0100111110110000 101001111111000 11101110111 1000110101010010 101100101100101 1001010100100 00100010011101 01010010101010010 101110110110111 011101010010101 110101101100100 0100010100011000 10110 10010010101010 111101001110 010101101110 1001101001 101001010110010 1011010101010100 010101101110 110111111 00100101000110100 010001001000011 10001 101000010110110 1010100110000010 00101100011 111010011000100 10111110110100 11000100000010101 10101 11101110100101 1100010110001 001000101101 010101100111100 1001011010101100 11010010100010 0111000100101011 1011010101101 10110001010101 0111011001101 10001000111100100 1010100001110 10110010101101 10001010010010 110101010111 011101010101 0100111101100 1011010100 1111000101 100011011100110 101111010101010 101110001010000 110010010000100 0100100111101010 1101111111 1101111101 11111011 11100111 010101011100 01100100111001001 100111111 11010110100100 10111010110000 0111111001011 1101110001010100 011101010011 010001100010100 00101010110101 01000100111010 1111001110100 1100001001001010 00111101010101 10010001101110 1010101010001 100100101110011 10111001101011 1101110101111 1111010100 1011010111 100101010111 1101000101 0101011011 01010100010111 111001010101 0101111001011101 0101110011 1100010001010 111111110101 010111111010 0111110101 1101010100010 11101101010 101000100111100 1110011101 10111110101 1101100100 100011111 100010101 1010101011101 11100001011 010011001001 001011011000011 1101000110101 101101101111 1010111111 1101001111 11010110101010 111110101011 00100010101 110100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 6243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1065
  • Amount of lines: 123
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, in, to, of, we, what are repeated.

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

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