This is an analysis of the poem Mein Kind, Wir Waren Kinder that begins with:

My child, we were just children,
Two happy kids, that’s all:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXbcbdefeabaXgXXXgcfchiciabdh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110110 110111 1100011 111001 1110100 110101 1110101 1011001 11010010 110101 1111010 01100101 0101011 110111 1101011 1111100 1111110 010101 111101 0101101 1101110 100111 0101110 010111 11111100 110001 1101001 110101 1111110 101111 111110 111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 904
  • Average number of words per stanza: 172
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, how, and are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Mein Kind, Wir Waren Kinder;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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