Analysis of The Purple Cow: Suite

Gelett Burgess 1866 (Boston) – 1951



Ah, Yes! I Wrote the 'Purple Cow' --
    I'm Sorry, now, I Wrote it!
     But I can Tell you Anyhow,
    I'll Kill you if you Quote it!


Scheme ABAB
Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 11110101 1101111 1111110 1111111
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 142
Words 29
Sentences 4
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4
Lines Amount 4
Letters per line (avg) 21
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 83
Words per stanza (avg) 27
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 27, 2023

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Gelett Burgess

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