This is an analysis of the poem Little-Oh Dear that begins with:

See, what a wonderful garden is here,
Planted and trimmed for my Little-Oh-Dear!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaa ccddaa eeffaa eeggaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101001001 1011111011 1011011011 1101011101 11011001011 10111111011 101111011 1011001011 01011101011 1011011001 11010011001 10001011011 11101011001 01011011011 11011011001 1011111001011 101001011011 1011111011011 01011001011 11101101011 00110101001111 11001001011 11001101011 01101011011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 266
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; and, i are repeated.

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

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

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