This is an analysis of the poem Cells that begins with:
I've a head like a concertina: I've a tongue like a button-stick:
I've a mouth like an old potato, and I'm more than a little sick,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aababCCXXCCXX ddeae cXdd ccffCCXXCCXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,5,4,12,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10110001010110101 10111101110110101 1111110101110101 101001101001 11001001 001011011011 101001001 10111110101 1101010010 11101001 1111001 10111110101 1101010010 110101101101011 10111101100111111 1111101011111001 1110100101 10100101 1111001011100101 111111111111101 11111101011101 11111101011111101 1111101011100101 011110101011111 11110101110101 111100001111111001 001011011011 101001001 10111110101 1101010010 11101001 1111001 10111110101 1101010010
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 467
- Average number of words per stanza: 88
- Amount of lines: 34
- Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i've, like, and, that, o', my, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i've, and are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines guard is repeated).
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