This is an analysis of the poem Little Bateese that begins with:

You bad leetle boy, not moche you care
How busy you 're kipin' your poor gran'pere... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbbX ccdddX eecccX eefffX ggaaaX hhcccX eeaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 11011101110 10011101 10011001 111110101 110 110111001 1111101101 100111101 1011011011 11110110111 110 1101100101 1011101011 110101111 101000111 11111110101 110 111110111 101100101 101101111 111101101 1101101111 110 11111101 110110011 01111111101 11110101101 1110100101 110 110100111 1111101101 1011010101 1111011111 111110111101 110 11101101 11011100111 110101111 1111111110 11111101101 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; you, he are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Little Bateese;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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