This is an analysis of the poem Jonah And The Grampus that begins with:

I'll tell you the story of Jonah,
A really remarkable tale;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb ccXc dece dfgf hXcX XXij jjXX dXXX Xghg djcj aXXX jXcX XXcX ehgh iXkf ekcX gcXc cXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010010 01001001 01011101011 011111101 010011110 11011001 01101001011 11011001 1011010110 111010010 111110011001 1111011010 1010111010 01001001 11011001011 110101011 1110111111 011010110 110110111001 111010010 010011010 1110011110 111101101001 11101101 010111110 11001111 01001101001 11100110010 010010110 10011 110101001011 1110111110 001010011 101110011 11100011011 101101001 110011110 11001001 00100110101 11111001 10100100110 1011001110 10011111111010 10101010110 111011011 1101001110 1010110001001 1010111110 010101011 111010110 11101110011001 10110101100 1011011010 11101001 1111110011101 110101101 1110110010 101011111 101101001011 11111001 10101001010 11111111 011101111011 111010010 110011010 101001001 11101011011 11011001 1110111110 111010111 101011001001 110111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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  • summary of Jonah And The Grampus;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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