This is an analysis of the poem Daughter that begins with:

Why is the world at peace.
This may astonish you a little but when you realise how... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXXaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111 010101010111101 100101001010100100 1000100101101011 0100101000111110 1001010100010011 0110011101001010 1101101000111010 10001001010110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 486
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

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  • summary of Daughter;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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