This is an analysis of the poem The Bottle Tree that begins with:

A bottle tree bloometh in Winkyway land -
Heigh-ho for a bottle, I say! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBabbacccBXB babaabcccBXB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01011001001 11101011 01101011101 11001011001 101011011111 11001011101 1101111111 11001011001 110111011 11011011001 111011111010 11101011 01011011111 1111001 11011111101 11001011001 11001111101 11101001 111101001 01001101011 1101111011 11011011001 111011111010 11101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 492
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; bottle, me, and, for, cuddle, tree are repeated.

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

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