This is an analysis of the poem Frogs At Night that begins with:

I heard the toads and frogs last night
When snug in bed, and all was still;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbabCX bXCXX bXcdcdCX XXCXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,5,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 11011111 11110101 01011101 11011101 1001 0001 01010101 10100111 1001 0001 1001 1101100111 0111010 11010101 11110111 11011101 10111101 1101 0101 1011010110 011111011 1101 0101 1101 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; and, 'the, ', word are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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