This is an analysis of the poem Easter Zunday that begins with:

Last Easter Jim put on his blue
Frock cwoat, the vu'st time-vier new;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccXXaaXddX eeXfaaffggfffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 1101111 11010111 11000111 11100101 01010111 01111111 11011110 11010101 01110001 110010110 11010111 01111101 0111010 11010111 11111101 11011101 11011101 01010011 01011111 01010111 01010101 01010101 11110111 10010110 11110111 11010111 0111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 481
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, an', the are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word zunday at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Easter Zunday;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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