This is an analysis of the poem Blessings On Children that begins with:

Blessings on the blessing children, sweetest gifts of Heaven to earth,
Filling all the heart with gladness, filling all the house with mirth;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdXeeffccggggff ffcchhffiieeeXaaccii ffggddjjkkffffggbbaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,20,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1010101010101001 101010101010101 100010101000101 101110100010111 100010010010101 101010101110101 101010101010111 1011001011100100 1010101001010111 101001101010101 001100111011101 111001100010001 1010101001011101 100110101010101 101010101010101 10101010101101 101110101010101 1000011101000101 101010101010111 101010100011001 101010101010101 1010101010101110 101010100010111 101011101000101 111010101010101 1001010101010101 110010111010100 101011101110011 1100101011011111 1010101010000101 1110001010100111 101010111010111 101110101011101 011011100110101 101000100011101 1010101000100011 101110101010101 101000101011111 101000111110001 101111101010101 101010101010101 101010101010100 001001000110101 101000101010011 1010011101110111 101010101110100 111010101110111 101010111000110 100010101010101 101010100010001 101110101010111 101010101010101 111010100010001 101000110110101 001110101000101 111010110010101 1010011010101001 1010101010100101 101110101010011 101010101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 229
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, of, in, still, to, and, we, our, what, how are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words all, back, what are repeated.

    The author used the same word oh at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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