This is an analysis of the poem Good-By To The Cradle that begins with:

GOOD-BY to the cradle, the dear wooden cradle,
The rude hand of Progress has thrust it aside: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdbebafdfebebagdgcgdg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010011010 01101111001 1100101011010 11101001001 111010011010 11101011011 110110010110 01001001001 010010011010 01001101001 111010110110 11101001011 111010110010 11001011001 111110110110 11001001001 010010011010 01001111011 111010010110 01101111101 110010111010 11001101001 110110111010 01101001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 210
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word how is repeated.

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