This is an analysis of the poem Little Red Riding Hood that begins with:

COME back, come back together,
All ye fancies of the past, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdedeFCababcgbgbcfChihiffefefFCjkjkbbbbbbfCfafahhbhbhfCfhfhilhlhifC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 71,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010 1110001 1101010 111111 10101001 1111111 1110101 00110011 001011 11101010 0100101 0101010 010111 10101110 010111 1010101 11101110 010101 1101010 101101 111011101 01101010 0100101 10101110 010101 0101010 1011111 0111001 1101010 111111 1001110 111101 11101001 11101010 0100101 1111011 01000111 1110011 101011 01010101 101110 010111 101010 00101 10101001 01101010 0100101 001010 001010 101010 001010 1000101 00101010 10000101 10100010 00101 1010101 01101010 0100101 11001110 10101 00101010 10101 0010101 1000111 11101110 01011100 11101010 11100111 11101010 0100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 374
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ye, she, them are repeated.

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

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