This is an analysis of the poem Ding Dong that begins with:

By Rosina Christetti
Ding dong, Ding dong,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaabcccbXdXX cXXX eeeX ffddgdgd hhffiijj kkkkkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,4,4,8,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010100 1111 1101 1101 11110 111 111 111 11010 101100 1011 1110 0010 1001 101 111 1100 1011 11 110 110 101 101 100 111 1010 101 1010 101 1101 11001 1011 10101 1011 111 1011 111 111111 111111 111111 1110101 111111 1111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; your, good, what, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word what is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase don't connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Ding Dong;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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