This is an analysis of the poem To My Little Niece Anne Duyckinck that begins with:

To his charming black-eyed niece
Uncle Harry wishest peace! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXb ccbb XXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010111 1010101 10101010 10010001 1110101 10011101 1110101 1110101 1100101 1010101 1010101 01110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; no is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word no is repeated.

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