This is an analysis of the poem From The Lost Letters Of Frederick Douglass that begins with:

Dear Daughter,
Can you be fifty-three this...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdedfghi jghakjfl mdnXmmmjjnfhXhkig djchhcffXnfjfjaXeb ajkXmlkaXka
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,8,17,18,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110 1101010 1111110101 1110101001 1111010111 0111111001 1011111111 1111101011 1101010101 011011010 1 110101111 1101111011 1110110110 1111010011 1011111001 10100111110 11011 11011 1111101111 1010111010 1010010100 1001111111 101101011 1010101111 0110110010 1101110100 11111101010 010011101 0101010111 1101110010 10011001100 1010111010 0011111110 101101 011 01011010100 011111011 1010101110 1101100101 10100010111 010110111 011110001 1111011100 110110110 1000101010 11111110001 1101010100 0100100111 1011101110 1110010110 0110100100 100 0110110 11010011100 1101101101 0111100101 1001110111 0110010101 10010101010 1111100110 0010110111 1011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 387
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; as, i, of, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, the are repeated.

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