This is an analysis of the poem The Son that begins with:

Father, I wait thy word. The sun doth stand
Beneath the mingling line of night and day,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1011110111 01010010111 01001010101 0101010101 010101001010 1111010101 01011101010 11001110111 0110010101 0110010101 1111011101 01110100101 1001011101 11010001111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 619
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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