This is an analysis of the poem Pittypat And Tippytoe that begins with:

All day long they come and go--
Pittypat and Tippytoe;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcbcaXddeaeaXXffdXdgaXhhijijaXeekbkbaXbbegegaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111 100110 1111101 1110101 1010101 1110101 1110111 100110 1110111 1010101 0110101 1010101 1010101 1010101 11101110 10011000 0111101 0110101 1110101 101100 0110111 0101011 1110101 100110 10101001 10010101 1011101 1111101 10010101 10010101 1111101 0100110 1110111 1110101 1011101 1011101 1011111 1011111 1111111 100110 1011101 10100101 11101001 0010111 1011111 1111011 1111111 100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1564
  • Average number of words per stanza: 255
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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, to, little are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words sometimes, many, little are repeated.

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  • summary of Pittypat And Tippytoe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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