This is an analysis of the poem Little Kid Cute One that begins with:

So Little Kid Cute One died one night,
Arid he, next morning, early and bright, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbbXe bbffbb ccggee a a a a g g c c b b X X aXeehhcca XeXee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,6,6,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,9,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 110111111 1011101011 010110101 110100101 101100101 1110100101 011111101 011101001 110100101 010110111 11010111101 1101111111 110101101 100101101 110011101 110101101 010100101 100101101 110111101 110111001 111110101 1110111111 1111101111 111111111 111010101 111100111 111010101 00111011 110110101 010100101 1100100101 111100111 1111100101 010100101 11110111011 0101101111 110100101 11101111011 110010101 100110101 110110101 110010101 111100101 110111111 110010111 1111110111 010111001 1111101100 10100100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ', he, his, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, she, he are repeated.

    The author used the same words he, ' at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase ' connects the lines.

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