This is an analysis of the poem Seein' Things that begins with:

I ain't afeard uv snakes, or toads, or bugs, or worms, or mice,
An' things 'at girls are skeered uv I think are awful nice!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddbbcc cceecc ffggccggaacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11101111111111 11111101111101 01011111110101 11011111111111 101110010110101 111110111111 0110010011101 01110100010101 01110101011101 11011100110101 01111111110111 101011100111111 11110101111111 11011101010101 11100111110001 0101111110111 111111011110101 0111010111111 10111011101001 1000111111111 11111100010111 11000101111101 1011101010101 1010101011111 11110101111001 11010101110101 11111101111111 11011111111011 11010101110111 1111010111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 438
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • 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; i, or, an', they're, sometimes, they, me, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word sometimes is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Seein' Things;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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