This is an analysis of the poem My Father And I that begins with:
My father prayed as he drew a bead on the graycoats,
Back in those blazing years when the house was divided....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXabac ddbbXbXXXXcdeaXeffea
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,20,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101111011010 1011001011010 1011110110110 111110010010110 11001001111100 11011001001010 1111010011010 101101100 1001 11101 10111010 1111101011110 100101010111 11011110111110 11111010110011 10110111010 1110010110 1110111100110 1111101110010 1111011010101010 1111111110110 11011011010 1110111001010 10101001110 1011111110110 10010
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 621
- Average number of words per stanza: 122
- Amount of lines: 26
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, my, in, his are repeated.
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