This is an analysis of the poem The Turning Of The Babies In The Bed that begins with:

Woman's sho' a cur'ous critter, an' dey ain't no doubtin' dat.
She's a mess o' funny capahs f'om huh slippahs to huh hat....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabX cXcc XXdd bbXX XaXc bbXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010101111101 101110101110011 111010011111111 1101110101000101 1110010011110101 111110001111110 111110101110101 11111011110111 0010111111110011 111011101110101 11111111111111 111110100010001 1110101101010111 111011111011001 101011101010111 11111011011111110 111011101110110 1111101010111001 111011101111100 111011101010101 111111101011101 111111101010111 111011101111001 1001010100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, huh, an', i, de, she, 'em are repeated.

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  • summary of The Turning Of The Babies In The Bed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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