This is an analysis of the poem I Don't Like Beetles that begins with:

I DON'T like beetles, tho' I'm sure they're very good,
I don't like porridge, tho' my Nanna says I should; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXb X cX c ccXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,1,2,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101011100 111101110111 1110100010111 101010111010 101 111010111110 1 1110101011101 1 11110110001 111010101111 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 72
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, like are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

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  • summary of I Don't Like Beetles;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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