This is an analysis of the poem The Washing And Dressing that begins with:
Ah! why will my dear little girl be so cross,
And cry, and look sulky, and pout? ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dede bfbfXeaea
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11011101011 11111011 01011001001 11101001 11111001101 11111001 11111011101 01011001 001001101111 101110011 001011011111 110001101 00101111111 11011011 111111111111 11111001 11101001111 11111001 11101011111 11100100
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
- Average number of words per stanza: 35
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, be, you, to are repeated.
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