This is an analysis of the poem To A Prospective Cook that begins with:

Curly locks, Curly Locks, wilt thou be ours?
Thou shalt not wash dishes, nor yet weed the flowers, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011101 111110111010 11001011011 111001011001 1011011011 110101011101 1100010010011 11010111011 1011011101 11111011011 110010010110 1011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; curly, locks are repeated.

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

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

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