This is an analysis of the poem Advice To Little Children that begins with:

Bless those little children
That love to go to school;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abab cdcd c Abcb ebXX afaf c cege XXdg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,1,4,4,4,1,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 110101 10010 1010101 101110 111111 1101010 111111 10 111010 110101 111010 110101 111111 10101 00100111 100101 111010 010011 1111110 11011 10 111011 010011 010110 110101 1110010 001101 1111011 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, for are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Advice To Little Children;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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