This is an analysis of the poem Boy And Father that begins with:

THE BOY Alexander understands his father to be a famous lawyer.
The leather law books of Alexander's father fill a room like hay in a barn....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa XabcX XXX XXX XbcXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,3,3,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110101010100001010 01011010101010111001 101011010011101111010101111011011 0111010 1011110101 1011110111010 0110101001000111010001000111011010000111001001 011010100110101101000111001001011001 10010110100011001010101101 1100101010101010101011011101110 10101010111001110111010111000 101110011110101010111101111111 0111001011101011010100101111011 11101010001101110101011101100010 10101010011001001010011011101000110001 1110010101101110111010101111010110111101111010 111001110011110111011001 100100100101011100100110010110010101101011101010111110101101101001110101101110101111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 403
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 95 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 18
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; father, and, in, napoleon, wronged, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, these are repeated.

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

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