This is an analysis of the poem No Children! that begins with:
No children in the house to play—
It must be hard to live that way!...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Aabbccdddd eeffggcchh ggccffggii jjkkggllAa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11000101 01010111 11010101 111110101 01110101 11010101 11010101 01011011 01100101 11010101 11000111 11000101 11010111 11010001 11010101 11111001 11011101 11011011 11010101 11010101 11000111 11110101 11110111 11110111 11010111 1100111 01111101 11111111 11011101 01010101 11111101 01110111 10110101 01010101 11010011 11010001 11010111 11110101 11000101 11110111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 336
- Average number of words per stanza: 68
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, to, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word no is repeated.
The author used the same word no at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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