This is an analysis of the poem The Butterfly's Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast that begins with:

Come take up your Hats, and away let us haste
To the Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb Ccdd eeff bbgg cchh hhdd aXii jjgg cchh Xdcc aakk ddaaXjjCc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111101111 001011101001 01001111001 101011101011 11101011001 01001011001 11011101001 01011111011 101001101001 111001001001 11101011111 11001001101 11101101011 01101011011 11101001001 101001001011 10101001001 111011001111 101101111001 11001011001 101001101001 10011001011 01011011011 01011101011 01010001011 101101001010 11101011011 01001011001 101011101001 101101111001 11101001011 01001001011 011001001111 11111011001 11001011001 001011011001 111101101010 101001101001 1011010011001 101101111101 11111111101 110011001001 01101001001 110010010101 111111111001 11001101001 111011001101 11001111001 11111011111 111001011111 11101011001 01001001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Butterfly's Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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