This is an analysis of the poem A Man Hired By John Smith And Co that begins with:

A man hired by John Smith and Co.
Loudly declared that he'd tho.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011111 1001111 1111 101101 01011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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