This is an analysis of the poem The Cunnin' Little Thing that begins with:

When baby wakes of mornings,
Then it's wake, ye people all!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccbdebE ecccXdeaE ecffcaeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 1011101 10101 0111 1111101 1111010 110101 1111111101 010101 1101010 110101 1101 0101 01011010 0111010 1010101 11111101 010101 1101010 0011101 1111 10101 0110101 101001010 0100101 0010101101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; she is repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Cunnin' Little Thing;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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