This is an analysis of the poem Another Poem For Mothers that begins with:

Mother, I'm trying
to write...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xab aacdee ebX XXf eec cgc afhgdhXhbh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,6,3,3,3,3,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010 01 01001 1011 100101 0111110 011001 110010 1011001 101110 00100 10111 10011001 111101 10111 111011 1011110 11100111 11011011 111100 01000011 110111 1111 111010 01000101 110111 0110 11110 1010111 1011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of Another Poem For Mothers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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