This is an analysis of the poem Alpha- Omega that begins with:

Curly head, and laughing eyes,-
Mischief that all blame defies.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb aa cc bb dd aa Xd ee XX cc XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 1011101 10101010 10101110 1010111 1001100 1010101 1110101 1010101 1011101 11101 1010100 10111010 111001010 101010010 1111101 11111010 10111110 10100100 1111 0011101 1111101 1111101 01111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 64
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; ' is repeated.

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  • summary of Alpha- Omega;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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