This is an analysis of the poem A Southern Lullaby that begins with:
Little honey baby, shet yo' eyes up tight;--
(Shadow-man is comin' from de moon!)--...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ABaB cdcd efef dddd agag bdbdXABaB
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10101011111 111010001 1111100101111 111111101 10101011101 101110101 1111100110100 111111101 10101011101 101100101 111111011101 111001000 10101011111 101110001 1011011110101 101010111 10101011101 111010111 1100101010111 111011101 10101010111 11011011 0110111010101 101110101 10101011111 111010001 1111100101111 111111101
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
- Average number of words per stanza: 33
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; yo', rocky are repeated.
The author used the same word little at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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