This is an analysis of the poem Is It Best? that begins with:
O mother who sips sweetened liquors!
Look down at the child on your breast;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcbXaca dcecXddX cfXfebXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110111010 11101111 110011011 11101101 1110011010 10010001 0010111110 101101111 1111010010 01101001 1111010110 11001001 1111111110 101011011 1010111010 111101001 110010011 111011001 100111010 11100011 1111010010 101001111 110011110 11101101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 313
- Average number of words per stanza: 61
- Amount of lines: 26
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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