This is an analysis of the poem Balow that begins with:
BALOW, my babe, lie still and sleep!
It grieves me sore to see thee weep. ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccD eeffXcD ggbbffD ggbbddD hhddffD ffeecXD iicXddD
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10111111 01110111 11010101 11011101 10111101 11011101 1011 11010111 10010111 010111001 01110101 111111 111111111 1011 11110101 11111101 11111100 01011101 11111111 11011101 1011 11011100 01001101 1001110011 11011101 011110011 11110111 1011 11111101 01011101 01001101 11010101 00110011 110101101 1011 11111001 11011111 111101001 11011111 11111101 110111 1011 11110101 11010101 11110111 1001110 10111101 11111111 1011
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 246
- Average number of words per stanza: 43
- Amount of lines: 49
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
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