This is an analysis of the poem Puttin' The Baby Away that begins with:

EIGHT of 'em hyeah all tol' an' yet
Dese eyes o' mine is wringin' wet;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbcXdXXXeeccXXXXffgghhdXeehhggaXeeXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011111 11110101 11010111 01110110 11010111 11010101 11111101 11011111 11011111 01011111 11111101 0111011 10010101 10011001 11001111 11111111 11011111 11010101 01111111 11110111 01111111 11111101 11111101 11111111 01110101 01110101 11010101 11110110 11011101 11110111 01110101 110111111 11011101 11111101 11110101 11110011 11001101 1100111001 11111101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1387
  • Average number of words per stanza: 282
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; dis, to, de are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words dis, wi'dout, an' are repeated.

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

  • summary of Puttin' The Baby Away;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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