This is an analysis of the poem To Songs Of A Fool that begins with:

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A SPECKLED cat and a tame hare... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbXccdedXfFagaghhiaiaefefjjfffF g Xhahidbdgege
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 33,1,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 01011011 11110 111 11110101 110101 11110100 11101101 111101 1111 1011110 0111101 0111101001 110101111 111111 1111 110100101 1101111 11010100 111111011110 01011111 11010010 101110 1100101 1111101 11111001 01111001 01001101 11101001 1101111 0101111 1101011 0111101001 0101001 0110101 0010011 1010001 1011101 1110110 0010101 01010101 00111011 1010001 111111 1011111 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 462
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • 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; to, had, of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.

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