This is an analysis of the poem Wynken, Blynken, And Nod that begins with:

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcdcXXXE fbfbdcdXcXXE bgbgececcXXE hehehchccXXE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101111 1100101 110100101 000101 101110111110 011101 1110110101 11001001 101011110 110 10 11 01111101 11100101 101110111 100101 010100101 11001001 1011101011 1001110 1101001001 10 10 11 1111111 001001001 1100110101 1001001 111100101 100110 1111101101 01011001 1111101001 10 10 11 1011011101 1100101 101011101 0011101 11111101 0100110 111101001 11100101 1011101001 10 10 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 359
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words sailed, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Wynken, Blynken, And Nod;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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