This is an analysis of the poem Crabapple Blossoms that begins with:

SOMEBODY'S little girl-how easy to make a sob story over who she was once and who she is now.
Somebody's little girl-she played once under a...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX XX XX Xaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111001011010111111101 110101111100110101101011011 0111101011011101011011101 110011101011000110101011010111001101011111 11010110101010001011101110100101011101 11001101011111110111010101101101 10101110110101010010110101010111 101110111111110010100101100101100101010110 1011111001111010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 222
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 97 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 19
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, and, her, in, little, let, morning are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words somebody's, let are repeated.

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