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

A word will fill the little heart
With pleasure and with pride;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb Xcac ddXd Xeee XfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010101 010101 00010101 111001 111101010 110101 11010101 101101 11110011 110101 11010101 1101001 11011100 111101 11010111 011101 11011101 1101001 01010011 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; how, we, and are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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