This is an analysis of the poem Birth Day that begins with:

For Alexandra, born May 17, 1999
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aaaa XbbX cc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101111 10010101 100101111 01010001 11010101 10011101 11010111 1111110 01111001 101001011 0101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 94
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Birth Day;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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