This is an analysis of the poem To A Sleeping Child that begins with:
Oh, 'tis a touching thing, to make one weep,— ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: a baabbaabcXcXdd X eaaeeaaXeaeaff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1 1101010111 01010001001 1010110111 0101010001 1001010111 1101000111 1101011101 0111110101 01011011001 1101110101 1101010111 11011111010 1100011101 1011010001 1 1111110011 1111110011 1101011101 1111001101 0101110111 1101011101 1111011101 11011111100 1101010101 1101110011 11001010001 1101011101 1111000111 0111011111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 310
- Average number of words per stanza: 54
- Amount of lines: 31
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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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