This is an analysis of the poem A New Baby In The House that begins with:

Something to talk about, something to do,
Something to laugh at the whole day through,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc bbdddd XXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001011001 100110111 1001101101 1011010101 101111101001 01101101101 101101011001 01011111001 01101011111 0110001001 11001011001 101011001111 110110101011 01111001001 1111010111010 11010111010 11111011011 11111011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 865
  • Average number of words per stanza: 163
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, something, of, someone, and are repeated.

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

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

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  • history of its creation;
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