This is an analysis of the poem The Kid that begins with:

My son! . . . Them words, jist like a blessed song,
Is singin' in me 'eart the 'ole day long;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb Xcdd ddee XXff Xagg hhdX hheX iijj jjkk jjXX Xldd bbgg mmkk jjcc gXmX mmbb kkcX XXjj hhll XXXX hhhX ccdX mXdd jjhX bbXX kkjX hhdX ffdd cchh mmjX hhhh hXmm mmjj kXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110111011 0100110111 1011010111 1001010101 111101110 1111010101 1011110110 1101011111 1111011111 0101010111 1111110101 0101010101 0101010111 0101011100 1111110111 1101111101 1110110110 1101011111 1101111101 1101110101 10101010011 1101111111 1111100101 1111010101 1111111101 100100011111 1111001101 0111111111 1101110101 1111010101 1111111111 1111111111 1111111100 0111001101 0101110101 1101011101 1111010101 1111010001 0101110001 11110110111 1111111010 0111110101 1001011101 1101011111 0111011111 1011110001 1101111111 1111110101 1111011111 0111000111 1111011101 1101110111 1011111101 1101011001 1111110101 1111111011 1111110111 1101010111 1111101111 1101110111 1111011101 0111111111 0101110111 11011111011 1111010101 1111100111 1111111101 1111011111 1111110101 1100011111 0101111111 1101010101 1101101111 1011110111 1101111111 0111011111 111111111 1111101101 1101110111 1111111111 1100010101 1111011101 1110011111 11111111010 1101110101 1111111101 1111111101 1101011111 1101110101 1101111101 1111011111 111011111 1111110111 10001111111 1101011100 1101110101 1111110101 1101101111 1111011111 1101111110 1011010101 1111011101 1101111001 1110011111 0111111111 1111111111 1011101111 11111100010 0111110111 1001010101 1001010111 1101011101 1101110101 1101011100 011111011 1111111011 1111011101 0101010101 1101011101 0111110101 1110110111 0111111101 11011111011 1101111111 1111111100 1101010111 1111011111 1111111111 1111010111 1111001011 1111110101 1101011111 1101011101 0111010111 1111010101 1101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 34
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 136
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; an', mustn't, i, 'e, to, it, she, me, ', it's are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, an', i, she, three, maybe are repeated.

    The author used the same words my, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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