This is an analysis of the poem Happy-Go-Lucky that begins with:

I can't get up with the chickens;
I can't get up at dark:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa XbXb bcbc deee DfXfXDbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010 111111 1111110101 11111101 1110111 111111 101111110 0011101 1111111 1110111 1111101011 0100111 101001001 1010110 11111111 011111 101001001 1010101 0101001011 1110101 101001001 10110111 01011111011 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; i, thing, go, law, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.

    The author used the same words i, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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