This is an analysis of the poem Bucket Kicker that begins with:

What rhymes with bucket?
'That depends....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcX XcXX def XXX dXXXXX aabX da XXgacade XaX gXfaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,3,3,6,4,2,8,3,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 101 001010 1 011001001 1101001 1001010 101 100101 11 011101 110011101 1 110010 11010 1001001 1 0010011010101 11100111 110111 110100001100 111110100 1110101 110010010 01000001011000 11 11101010 1110 0010010 101001 011010 111101 1101010 1111011 1111001001 111111 110110111 11111000 110 111011 1011101 1101 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; bucket, to are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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