This is an analysis of the poem The Jilted Lover To His Mother that begins with:

You needn't pray for me, old lady, I don't want no one's prayer,
I'm fit and jolly as ever I was--you needn't think I care.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cccc ddee ffccgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 110111110111111 0111011011110111 111101011011010 1101010000101010 011010101110101 11011100111111 011101111101111 01101111101111 10110111111101 01111100111011 111101011111111 111110111011101011 11010100110111 110101011010111 110101001110111 11111111011111 11010110111111100 101101010111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 291
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, needn't, i'm, that, her, she, to are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, them are repeated).

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