This is an analysis of the poem The Baby And The Old Man that begins with:

Here I am O' my staring country home
Look… do you remember who I am?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbacXccdcXcbaXdXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110101 111010111 11100011 0011110 101110101 10101 01011110 111100101 011001 1101011110 10001001 100001101 10000101001 101011100 10111111 11010101111 011110110001 0111011110 111111 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 692
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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; that is repeated.

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  • summary of The Baby And The Old Man;
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  • history of its creation;
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