This is an analysis of the poem Frankie's Trade that begins with:

Old Horn to All Atlantic said:
(A-hay O! To me O!)... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXX bbXX ccdX eefX ggfX aaXX hhXX iidX jjhX bbdX kkkcfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 1011011 101010101 111110011100 111010 010101001 11010111 111111011100 111010 011101011 111011101 101011010 111010 1011111111 1110110101 0110011010 111010 100110111 111111111 1101001010 111010 10111111011 111100101 111110011101 111010 1011011101 11011101 101110010100 111010 100010101 1110100101 111011011010 111010 101011111 11111101 110010010010 111010 101011111 111010111 111111110 111010 101111111 1011011 111101101 1011101101 10111010 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word i at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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