This is an analysis of the poem Mother's Treasures that begins with:

Two little children sit by my side,
I call them Lily and Daffodil; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cbdb eccc edcd acec afXf ebab ffaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110101111 110101101 111000101 101001000 1110101 110110101 111110101 11011101 011110001 11010101 11110011 10100111 11111111 01010111 11110101 10110101 11111111 01001001 11111110 010011100 111111101 01010101 111001010 11101101 11011110 11100101 10101101 01111111 11011101 10101010 0101101111 1001011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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.

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  • summary of Mother's Treasures;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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