Analysis of A First Review.
Love, Fear and Hate and Childish Toys
Are here discreetly blent;
Admire, you ladies, read, you boys,
My Country Sentiment.
But Kate says, "Cut that anger and fear,
True love's the stuff we need!
With laughing children and the running deer
That makes a book indeed."
Then Tom, a hard and bloody chap,
Though much beloved by me,
"Robert, have done with nursery pap,
Write like a man," says he.
Hate and Fear are not wanted here,
Nor Toys nor Country Lovers,
Everything they took from my new poem book
But the flyleaf and the covers.
|Scheme||ABAB CBCB DEDE XFXF|
|Metre||11010101 110101 01110111 110100 111111001 110111 1101000101 110101 11010101 110111 101111001 110111 10111101 1111010 1011111101 1010010|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||26|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||102|
|Words per stanza (avg)||24|
Submitted on August 03, 2020
Modified on March 05, 2023
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