This is an analysis of the poem Lullaby that begins with:

You are much too big to dandle,
And I will not leave the candle.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXAbbAccabba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 11011010 101 11101010 11101010 101 01011111 10101011 10101011101 10101010 11101010 10111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 390
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines then is repeated).

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

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