This is an analysis of the poem Mother, I bow to thee! that begins with:
Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aBbcca bbbbccdd bbeeffggaa XhXhiijj jXjXfeeBXe ejbbjaa X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,10,8,10,7,1,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101101 1011001 10101 1011001 11101001 101 100111 101101101 1011001 101001 10111 101111 10111 100111 111111011 1011100100101 110010101 11010101 0101111011 01111011 11100111 00111100101 10111 11011 1110111 1111111 1110101 0111101 1011101 1010101 10010101 0110011 11101011 0011110 101 11101010 1010101 1101011 10111 1011001 101101 1011101 01101001 11100101 10001101 10010111 10101 1011101 10111 11000
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
- Average number of words per stanza: 39
- Amount of lines: 50
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, and, art, thou, our, thine, thy, mother are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thou, thine, mother are repeated.
The author used the same word thou at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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