This is an analysis of the poem The Cradle that begins with:

NEAR Rome, of yore, close to the Florence road,
Was seen a humble innkeeper's abode;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddaa bbaaccddaabb aaeeccfXbbcc ccaaccgg aahhffggiiccddcccaaa aaaaaXaaXd jjaaaaiiaa bbiieeaa bbaaggcckkll aabbmm cccc ffggaaiiccaakkdd mmmmXa iiccnniillcccc bbaXaaaanneellhhllaXkkccccjjaaXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,12,12,8,20,10,10,8,12,6,4,16,6,14,35,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101100101 1101010001 1101110111 1111010101 0101010101 0111110101 1101010101 0111110101 10110100111 0101010101 0101100111 0101001101 01001111101 0101110101 0101111101 1001010101 0101010101 1101001101 1111010101 11110010101 1101000111 1101111111 10010111010 11000101010 0101110111 1011011001 1101011101 11001000101 1101111011 11010100111 1101000111 0101110101 1101010101 0101000101 1001011101 0111110101 1111101111 1111011101 1101010111 1101111101 1101010101 1111000111 111110101 1101111101 1101011111 1101010111 1111011101 0101010011 0101010101 11011100101 1001100101 01010011101 0101010011 1101011111 0111011101 0111011101 0101000111 1001110111 1101110101 0101010101 0101010001 1110110101 1111101101 0111010101 0101010111 0101010111 1001110001 11011101100 0101011101 0101011101 01010111010 1111110101 0110010101 1101010101 0111011101 1111110101 0111010001 0101010101 1101010101 1101010111 0110011101 0101010111 0101011111 1100011101 1101110101 1101010001 0101111111 1101110111 1101000101 1101000101 1001110101 0101011111 1101110001 0101110101 01011101 1111011101 1101010111 0101001111 1101011101 1101111111 1100110101 1101010101 0101110101 0111010001 1111011111 0101011101 1101010111 1001110101 0101011110 0101110101 0101010101 1101011001 1101010001 0101010001 1101011101 1100010101 1001010111 0101110111 1100101101 1001110001 1111111101 0101011101 0101010111 1100110101 0100010101 100010111 1101110101 1101010101 0101010111 0101010101 0101110011 1101010111 01110101100 1101010001 0101011101 0111111101 1111110101 1101010111 0011110101 1010111101 1101111101 1111010101 1111010010 1011011111 0111110101 1111010001 11110101111 1101010101 1001010001 1111111111 0101010101 01010101100 0101110101 0101110101 01100010101 1101011101 1100111001 1101100101 0111110111 111010101 10011011111 1101111101 1101010101 1001010101 1101110001 0101010101 0100110111 1001010101 1101010111 1100010101 1101010001 1111100101 1000010101 1111111101 1101010101 1001010111 1001011101 1101010101 0101010101 1101010101 0111011011 0101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 492
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 182
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; her, and, he, no, too, to, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.

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

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

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