This is an analysis of the poem "Booh!" that begins with:

On afternoons, when baby boy has had a splendid nap,
And sits, like any monarch on his throne, in nurse's lap,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcX ddXXcX XXXXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101110101 11110111010101 01111100110111 11001100110101 10011100011101 11111111111100 01010101011101 11011101111111 11010111110101 1101010101010100 11111111010101 11110101111100 111101010100111 0101010111001100 11011101100100 00110101101111 1001111111111 011111110101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 357
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, stared, i, it are repeated.

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

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

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