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

I bought my little grandchild Ann
A bright balloon,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbc dddddada cdcdeaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 0101 11110101 0101 11110001 1101 11011101 1101 10010001 0101 11110011 1111 11110101 1101 11000101 1001 11011111 0000 01010101 1101 11011001 1101 11110100 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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