This is an analysis of the poem A Rhyme For Children. that begins with:

Baby Bye,
Here's a Fly:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbbbbbbb Xcccdddbbbbb Xeeefffccfff Xeeebbbaabbb afffdddccggg accchhhddXaa Xbbbhhhggfff Xaaaaaaiiaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,12,12,12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 101 1111111 111 101 11101 1010111 1111111 111 101 10101 1 101 101 1110111 111 001 11111 1111011 1010101 111 101 11111 1 111 001 1110111 001 101 10101 1010111 1010001 001 111 00101 1 001 111 1011001 101 101 10101 1011111 11100101 111 111 00101 1 111 111 1010101 101 101 10101 1010101 1011101 101 101 10101 1 111 101 1010101 111 111 10111 1110101 1000101 111 101 10111 1 111 111 1111111 111 111 11101 1111101 11100101 101 101 11111 1 111 111 1111110 101 111 10111 1010111 1001111 111 111 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 95
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words on, flies are repeated.

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  • summary of A Rhyme For Children.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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