This is an analysis of the poem The Hen's Complaint that begins with:
Beside an incubator stood
The would-be mother of a brood.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aa aa bb cc dd ee ff gg hh ff XgXee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01110101 01010001 01011101 110101111 11010001 11100101 01010111 11101101 01011111 11110011 110111010 010101010 11111101 11010111 110101010 1100101010 11011111 01101001 11010101 11011101 0111010101 010111010 100101110 110001010
- Amount of stanzas: 12
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 69
- Average number of words per stanza: 13
- 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.
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- summary of The Hen's Complaint;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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