This is an analysis of the poem Going To Him! Happy Letter! Tell Him-- that begins with:

Going to him! Happy letter! Tell him--
Tell him the page I didn't write;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cdXd ecdcdXaX aXcXbceX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101011 11011101 111101011 110110101 111101010 11110111 11111110110 11111101 11010010010 110010101 1110101011 1001101001 1111101011 11111101 101101010 111110100 1111001110 10111101 11110110010 11010101 111111110 10111111 010101010 10101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 234
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; him, tell, slow, you, it, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words tell, you, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word 'tell at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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