This is an analysis of the poem One Year Old that begins with:

Sitting with my babes around me,
And the youngest on my knee,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaXcdcXefebedX gbebeeXegabX beXeadXdahfh abbbghbhgieiajgjiegX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,12,12,20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011011 1010111 10101010 1011111 10111010 101101 11101110 1010101 101000010 1010101 10111010 1010101 10111110 1010011 10101010 1101010011 10111110 1110111 10111010 10010101 10111110 10111001 100111010 111101 11101010 1110101 100011010 110111011 100111010 0010101 10111110 0010101 01101011 1010100 00101010 1110111 10111011 1111101 111001010 1000101 10011011 0011101 11101010 1010101 10111110 1010001 11101010 1010101 10111110 1011101 10101010 00101001 10101011 1011111 11101110 1010101 101001110 1010101 101010100 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 501
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of One Year Old;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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