This is an analysis of the poem Does It Really Matter What A Preposition Is that begins with:

Does it really matter what a preposition is,
When the language has been butchered......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcd AXab Aacd AXcX AdddXAdAd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1010101010000 10101010 11101 01010001 1010101010000 10101010 00101010 0110101 1010101010000 0010101 1010101 1100101 1010101010000 0110101 10010101 01010101 1010101010000 1111001 1010001 101010110101 1010101010000 11101110 1010101010000 0010001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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.

    The author used the same word does at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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