This is an analysis of the poem I Have Been A Foster that begins with:

I have been a foster
Long and many a day....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbA ccXXA XdefA bcbcA XfXfAXdebeA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010 111001 1001011 110111 1110010 1101101 010111 1110101 1101 1110010 100111011 110110 0101001 111111 1110010 101010101 100101 1101101 110011 1110010 1101111 111101 11011101 110100 1110010 10110111 11111 11101011 111111 1110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; i is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word foster at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of I Have Been A Foster;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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