This is an analysis of the poem Baby Bell that begins with:

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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbCdcedfggfhcXchbC X accabffbccbc X bacachheddffffciiecfff X hjjjbkkbgeegjggj a blcleacX a cbhbfccfXmmXbcb X Xcbcddggcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,18,1,12,1,22,1,16,1,8,1,15,1,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11110101 11010101 000101 010100101 01011101 10010101 11010101 1001001010 01010011 101011101 100101010 110101011 11101101 00010100 111101010 11011101 11110101 000101 1 11110101 01010101 11101101 010101001 010101001 11010101 11010101 11000101 11110101 11001010 1010101 100101 1 11010101 11110101 11010101 11000101 11110111 11010111 10111001 011010101 11110111 11001101 111101 11110101 0111101 010101 11010111 11001111 01010111 11010101 11011111 11010111 11111111 1100101 1 11010101 11010111 01010101 01010111 01011101 01110111 11111101 010101 01011011 10010111 01010101 01010101 11010111 11110101 01011101 11010101 1 111100101 11010001 11110111 11010111 11010101 11010101 11110101 11110100 1 01011101 11011101 01011111 01001101 110010001 11110101 11111001 111001 11010101 11110101 11011101 101111 11110111 01110101 11110101 1 11110100 01000011 11010101 11010101 11011111 11010101 11010101 11010101 100101010 11110101 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 109
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; her is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, what, and, we, she are repeated.

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

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