This is an analysis of the poem Japanese Lullaby that begins with:
Sleep, little pigeon, and fold your wings,--
Little blue pigeon with velvet eyes;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaba cbbb aabX XcbcXaaba
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110101111 101100101 10010010110 1001101011 011101101 1001001001 00111011010 1011000101 010100111 101110101 1100100110110 1011011010 10011101 00111100101 111010010110 0100111111 1110101111 101100101 1111011110 100111101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
- Average number of words per stanza: 29
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; little is repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases swinging, calling, sleeping connect the lines.
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