This is an analysis of the poem Portrait Of A Baby that begins with:

He lay within a warm, soft world
Of motion. Colors bloomed and fled, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcdecbdfeeggddffhhaaffiijjkkffffecllell mmXXccnnllkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 43,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 01010111 01110101 10111111 01000111 100001100 01011111 01011101 10010100 01010101 11011111 11111101 10111101 11011101 11010101 11010100 10111111 10011111 01010101 111100101 111101110 100110010 01110101 010100101 11111101 11011001 10011101 10010101 01110111 11010001 11011101 011001001 111101010 011101110 011000111 11010001 10010101 010010100 11001101 11111011 01111101 110111001 011111011 11011101 11111101 110011010 01010011 100101010 111101010 10110011 11111101 11110101 11011101 11000101 11011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1020
  • Average number of words per stanza: 176
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Portrait Of A Baby;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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