This is an analysis of the poem Exodus Parthenidae that begins with:

The Lay of the Last Squatter
Draw your chair to the fire, old woman,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a BcbcXXdd Xefebgbg hfXfdidi XeXeXXXX acacXcXX acacaeae cXccXjbj fjXjakak alaXljlj djdjdXdh afafdede XbXbbcBc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100110 1110010110 011110111 11101101010 110011101 11111001010 1111111101 1101101110 111010100 11111110010 111101001 10111101010 10101101101 1111101010 1010101111 10111111110 110101001 11001111011 110111001 1010111110 111101001 01001001110 110101111 101010010010 110010111 0101010111 01010111 110110111 111111111 1011001010 110101110 11111110010 111010101 1111010010 1111101101 10111111010 1010110101 1101011010 110101111 0111001010 01110110010 11101110010 01011001101 1101111010 1110111101 110111010 11011101 001010010010 010101101 1001001010 1110100110 111101111110 1011110101 11100111010 0010000101 001011001010 1101001001 1111101010 1101101101 1101101010 011101101 1111101010 0110111101 11101111010 110101111 1101110110 1010110111 11111101010 110100100 11011101010 1101101001 0111101110 110110111 11011001110 110101111 1111101010 1110101101 101001110110 1001111110 11001001010 111101101 01110111010 110111101 1101001110 01010101 111010010 110100101 1111011010 11100101 11110110100 111111001 11111110110 110011101 11111001011 111110101 1110010110 1101001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 296
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, it's, 'all, how, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Exodus Parthenidae;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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