This is an analysis of the poem On Being Born The Same Exact Day Of The Same Exact Year As Boy George that begins with:

We must have clamored for the same mother, hurried for
the same womb....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcXa bdebfX eedgd dhegfhh egdbXX Xcgae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,5,7,6,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010110101 011 1101111111100 1011110101110 100110110100 01100001 111111110 10011000010011 111101001101010 111 0110011111 110101100010 10110011110 1010101100 111111 11101110101101 111001011 00101001101011 1010111111 111011110010 0101 101101001011 10011011111101 1011 110101011010010 1111101010101111 1 11010110111101 11111111111 11100011101 1101110111 11101110111 010101001 1100111 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; i, and, my, in are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines not is repeated).

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