This is an analysis of the poem The Little Boy, The Wind, And The Rain that begins with:

Sometimes, when I'm gone to-bed,
And it's all dark in the room,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: ababXXcdcdceceX X bfbffbfgfgheheX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,1,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110101 1011001 1111101 1010101 1110111 100101100 1110111 1010111 1111101 1110101 11101010 1111101 11101110 0010001 1111101 1 0110101 1010101 1010101 1001101 1011101 1010101 11111011 1110111 1110101 1001001 11101010 1111101 10101110 1010101 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 321
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Little Boy, The Wind, And The Rain;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Madison Julius Cawein

Advertisement