This is an analysis of the poem Bambino (Corsican Lullaby) that begins with:

Bambino in his cradle slept;
And by his side his grandam grim... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbX ccdcX ecacX XfafX ecXcX XeXeX dgfgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11000101 11010101 11110101 11010101 0101100 11110111 01010111 11111101 11010101 1101100 11111101 01010101 1111011 11010111 1101100 11110111 11010101 01011111 01010110 1101100 11010111 10011101 01011101 10011101 1101100 11111101 11010011 11111011 01010101 1101100 11101111 11010111 11101011 01001101 1101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; his, and, thou 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 anninia at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Bambino (Corsican Lullaby);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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