Analysis of Shock-headed Peter

Heinrich Hoffmann 1809 (Frankfurt,) – 1894 (Frankfurt,)



Just look at him! there he stands,
With his nasty hair and hands.
See! his nails are never cut;
They are grimed as black as soot;
And the sloven, I declare,
Never once has combed his hair;
Anything to me is sweeter
Than to see Shock-headed Peter.


Scheme AABCDDEE
Poetic Form
Metre 1111111 1110101 1111101 1111111 001101 1011111 1011110 11111010
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 239
Words 47
Sentences 4
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8
Lines Amount 8
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 189
Words per stanza (avg) 47
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Heinrich Hoffmann

Heinrich Hoffmann was a German psychiatrist, who also wrote some short works including Der Struwwelpeter, an illustrated book portraying children misbehaving. more…

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