This is an analysis of the poem A Son Was Born To A Poor Peasant that begins with:

A son was born to a poor peasant.
A foul old woman stepped inside...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb daca defe XXXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 011100110 01110101 0101001010 10010101 110111010 01011111 100101010 01110101 1001111010 01011101 111111110 11001101 010110100 01110101 110011111 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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