This is an analysis of the poem The Ol' Tunes that begins with:
YOU kin talk about yer anthems
An' yer arias an' sich,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbXacACdeXeXcACbaaadcbCabbbbcaCXdXdXcaCbbdbXcaCXXXXecAC
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 56,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11101110 1110011 11101010 1111101 11101110 0011101 0101011 001101 11101110 1010111 10111110 0010011 11100110 1011101 0101011 001101 10101110 0111101 11101110 1011101 10111010 1010101 10111110 001101 0111111 1011110 10101010 1010111 11101010 1100111 10101011 001101 11110010 1010101 00101110 1010101 10101010 1010101 10101011 001101 10101010 1010101 10101010 1010101 11111010 10010101 11101011 001101 11111110 10101110 101110100 1010101 11101010 0010101 0101011 001101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1697
- Average number of words per stanza: 333
- Amount of lines: 56
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; an', yer, o' are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', little are repeated.
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