This is an analysis of the poem Mother's Job that begins with:

I'm just the man to make things right,
To mend a sleigh or make a kite,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbb ddeeffdd ggeehhii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 01011101 11010111 11110111 11111111 11010101 10111101 01010101 00010001 11010101 01011111 10011101 10011101 11010101 11010111 100010101 11110101 01010111 10011101 11110101 01111111 01110001 01010111 10010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 278
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word i'm at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Mother's Job;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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