This is an analysis of the poem The Joy Of Childhood that begins with:

Down the dimpled green-sward dancing
Bursts a flaxen-headed bevy, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccc dede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101110 10101010 11111010 101001010 10101010 11101110 100101010 11101010 10101010 10110010 11111100 11111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Joy Of Childhood;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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