This is an analysis of the poem Little All-Aloney that begins with:

Little All-Aloney's feet
Pitter-patter in the hall,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaabbccbX deddeeffXX gbggbbffbX hchhcccccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011001 1010001 1010101 1010101 10111 1011111 1110111 10101001 1110101 101000 1011001 0010101 1011101 1010101 10101 1110100 1110011 1011111 1000100 101000 11011011 1011111 1110101 1010101 01101 10100111 1011001 1010101 1011101 101000 1100001 1110101 1011111 1010100 10101 1111111 01011101 01010111 10010101 1011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, all, his are repeated.

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

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

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

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  • summary of Little All-Aloney;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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