This is an analysis of the poem A Child's Amaze that begins with:

SILENT and amazed, even when a little boy,
I remember I heard the preacher every Sunday put God in his... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011010101 101011010100111100 10 1010011101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of A Child's Amaze;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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