This is an analysis of the poem The Organ-Boy’s Appeal that begins with:

O SIGNOR BRODERIP, you are a wickid ole man,
You wexis us little horgin-boys whenever you can:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cXdd eedd ffXd aadd ccXf cXdd XXdd gghh hbhh XXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001101011 11011010101011 111101011101 01001101110001 11101000101110 10011001010001010 1100101111101 110110100010101 111010011010 10101011001010 1110011110101 10010010011000011 001010010011 11100101110101 11111011110110 01000101010011 1111101010011 11011100101011 0111111110111 01111101001111 110100101001 111110111011 0011011110 111010110111 11101000101 100110111111 1110101110101 1101110110101 11101001010110 11111000100010 111110111110111011 11011101111011 11101010101 1110101111001 01101011101 101010111101 1111100101011 1110100111111 11110101110101 11011111010101 1001100110110 1111101111101001 1101101100111 1011100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, and, we, as are repeated.

    The author used the same word don't at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of The Organ-Boy’s Appeal;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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