This is an analysis of the poem The Children Of The Sun that begins with:

The Children of the Sun are out,
About the hills and beaches ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaabcc cdccdee adaadbb fXffXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01000111 0101110 010101011 01010101 1110110 11010111 11010111 01000111 0111110 11010111 11111101 10101010 01111111 010101001 01000111 1111010 11011111 110100101 0101110 11111111 11001101 01000111 1101010 11110111 11110101 1111100 01010101 111110000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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