This is an analysis of the poem 'Paw' that begins with:

Haw!
Ai've just obteened a pension for mai Paw.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXXXX aabbaXX aacddcee aaffaXX aabggbhh aaXXXii aaXXXXjj aabbaeX aahjjhii aaiXakk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 11100010111 11111010101 11001100 11111000 10101001110 110101011011101 010011110011111 10111010101 1101110101 11101010 11101010 1111011111 010101101011111 1111101010100101 1 1101110101 0111111101 10001010 11101110 00100010111 10011101000101 11010101010111 11110010111 11100001111 11101010 10101010 111000110101 101010100110110 01001101010111 1 1111010111 0100101101 10100010 10100010 111011001101 01010011010111 111101010111001 10101010101 0101010011 11111010 11111010 10101111101 01110101111101 111011111111100 1 0111110111 1100110111 11101110 11101010 11110011001 101110110011001 1111101001111101 11100010001 11101010001 11100010 10101010 10111010101 11111011110111 111010111110111 1 110101111 1011011101 1111110 11111010 1101110101 11111101010100 110110100111101 10100110101 11101110001 10101010 11101010 10101110101 11100111011101 01010100010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 315
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 75
  • 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, ai, of, to, he, him are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase paw connects the lines.

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  • summary of 'Paw';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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