This is an analysis of the poem Poem (The Lump Of Coal My Parents Teased) that begins with:

The lump of coal my parents teased
I'd find in my Christmas stocking...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXb XXcX dXeX aebe cdXd Xb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 11011010 111100110 111111 1111111 01101010 11011111 101101010 00111010100 11110111 1011011101 110101000 111111101 10110101 100111110 1101010110 11100101 01101101 110001010 110011 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i, you are repeated.

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