This is an analysis of the poem The Child that begins with:
See yon blithe child that dances in our sight!
Can gloomy shadows fall from one so bright?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabccb bbdaad eefaaf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 1111110011 1101110111 110111 11001101001 1101010101 111101 11110101010 11100101010 111101 1111110101 1101110111 110101 01010101111 1101011111 010101 1111111101 1101110101 110001
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 233
- Average number of words per stanza: 42
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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