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

Once when it had rained all night
And all day, the next day, why,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbXcbbabacc X dedeeaaedfdfaa X cgcgghhXeceXgg X cbcXbccXciciiX b jdjddeedkdkdgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111 1110111 0110101 1010111 1111101 1111100 1011111 1010111 1110001 1111111 1010111 0010101 1010101 1110101 1 1110111 1011111 1111101 0010101 1110101 1111101 1010111 1110001 1110101 10100101 1010101 1010101 0111111 1010111 1 1011110 1110011 111010 1010111 1010101 1111101 1111101 1111101 1110111 10101001 1011101 1011100 1110101 10001111 1 1100111 11101011 1010101 1010110 10111001 11101101 1001101 1011000 1111001 1011111 1111101 1011101 1110111 11011111 1 1110101 0111011 1011101 1011111 1110101 1011111 1110111 1110001 1110111 1111101 0010101 0010101 1110101 1011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 74
  • 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, in, as, of are repeated.

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

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