This is an analysis of the poem Going To School that begins with:

Did you see them pass to-day, Billy, Kate and Robin,
All astride upon the back of old grey Dobbin?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbCc ddaaCc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110101101110 101010101110 101010110101 111010010101 101010100101 10101010111 1110101111 10101010111 1010101110101 1010101110101 101010100101 10101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 301
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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.

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  • summary of Going To School;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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