This is an analysis of the poem The Poor Boy’s Christmas that begins with:

Observe, my child, this pretty scene,
And note the air of pleasure keen... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbcc X bX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 11010101 01010101 10110101 11010111 01011101 11010101 01010001 10 01010111 01000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 107
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Poor Boy’s Christmas;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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