This is an analysis of the poem The Emperor Of Ice-Cream that begins with:

Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbaacC XXbbcccC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10100101 010011111 010110001 101010011 1111011101 110011110 10001001 01010000100011 1001001 10011111 111010101 1101101001 001010111 01111011 1011001 01010000100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 297
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • 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.

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