Analysis of Comes a Little Baby



Comes a little baby:
beautiful and sweet.
Needs so much love,
keeps you on your feet.

Come sleepless nights:
tiring, draining.
Can't ever catch up,
inside it starts raining.

Come the storms:
howling and raging.
Keep it all inside,
have to keep pacing.

Comes the cavalry:
charging, well-meaning.
Keep them all at bay,
must start weaning.

Come the long hard nights:
shushing, patting.
Pray to the sleep gods
that she'll start napping.

Comes the happy toddler:
so smart, so healthy.
Still needs all of Mama,
success is too stealthy.

Comes a shining day:
joyous, long-sought-for.
A happy little girl,
and long-delayed slumber.


Scheme ABXB CDXD XDXD ADED CDXD FAXA EXXF
Poetic Form Quatrain  (86%)
Metre 101010 10001 1111 11111 1101 1010 11011 011110 101 10010 11101 11110 10100 10110 11111 1110 10111 110 11011 11110 101010 11110 111110 011110 10101 10111 010101 010110
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 595
Words 102
Sentences 14
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 28
Letters per line (avg) 17
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 69
Words per stanza (avg) 15
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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