This is an analysis of the poem Hang Up The Baby's Stocking that begins with:

Hang up the baby's stocking
Be sure you don't forget!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbc adcdXeae fgcgXhih ajijfhch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 011101 01101010 1101101 11101010 11100111 10111010 1111011 1101010 0101101 11011110 01001101 11101010 0010111 11010010 1101111 1111011010 11001011 111010011 01011011 111011110 1100101 11010010 1100001 10001010 1100101 11011010 1110101 11101010 110111 11010010 00111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; she, and, i are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word toe at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Hang Up The Baby's Stocking;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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