This is an analysis of the poem To The New-Born that begins with:
A BLESSING on thy head, thou child of many hopes and fears!
A rainbow-welcome thine hath been, of mingled smiles and tears.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb bbXX ccdd eeff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 01011111010111 01110110010111 110111010011101 101010111110111 11110111011101 11111101101101 110101111100100 110101111111111 01011101111101 101110101111111 01111101111111 11101111011101 111101111100010 01110110100101110 11110101111011001 10110101110111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
- Average number of words per stanza: 49
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 64 (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; thou, and, thy, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.
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- summary of To The New-Born;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
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