This is an analysis of the poem His Mother that begins with:

In the first dawn she lifted from her bed
The holy silver of her noble head,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbb ccc cXc aaX ddX aaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0011110001 0101000101 1101010101 11111110111 1101011101 1101011111 1111111101 1111110101 0111111111 1111111111 01011011111 1111011101 1101111111 1011111101 01110101010 1101110101 1011011101 1101011110 11110001001 1111110101 01000100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; listened, and, thy, i are repeated.

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

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

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