This is an analysis of the poem To My Little Blanid that begins with:

I told her a story, a fairy story,
My little daughter with eyes of blue...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXXXaXXXaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001001010 110100101 10111101010 111111001 1111101010 110101111 10001101010 101010101 1111001110 101101101 0101001010 111101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 529
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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