This is an analysis of the poem Prayers After World War that begins with:

WANDERING oversea dreamer,
Hunting and hoarse, Oh daughter and mother,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcddXXXEF acXdXabaEF
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010110 1011110110 11001011001 10011111 1001001 101001 1001011011 1001011011 11011010 111111101 100111111 10110110 10111111 11101101 1100111 10010110 1001011 1001010 111111101 100111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 710
  • Average number of words per stanza: 135
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, us, oh are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words child, keeper, make are repeated.

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