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

AS a little child whom his mother has chidden,
Wrecked in the dark in a storm of weeping,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa babX cdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011010110 1001001010 100111110 1011110010 1011111110 1111101110 01011001110 101011110 1111111111 1001010110 1011111111 1111001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; in, his, him, their are repeated.

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