This is an analysis of the poem The Slave Mother that begins with:
Heard you that shriek? It rose
So wildly on the air, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcb cdXd XeXe bdad bada acXc cdXd ecec afafXfbcb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111101 110101 01100101 110001 11111101 011101 010001101 110111 11010101 0100111 10010100 010101 10010101 011001 1001101 0100101 10101111 110101 10101101 010101 10101101 110101 01010111 110101 01100101 1100111 01010101 011101 01011001 010101 11010101 110111 111001001 011101 11011011 110101 11011101 0101001 10010101 010001
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
The author used the same words saw, he, his at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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