This is an analysis of the poem The Story Of Little Suck-A-Thumb that begins with:

One day Mamma said 'Conrad dear,
I must go out and leave you here....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeX XX eeffXXdd ccfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,2,8,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101 11111111 11110111 11111001 01110111 01011111 11111101 11011101 11111111 11110110 10110101 01101010 01110011 011110101 11010101 11110101 1110101 11011111 1111111 11011111 10111101 11111101 11101111 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; snip is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Story Of Little Suck-A-Thumb;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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