This is an analysis of the poem A Psalm Of Patience that begins with:

O kid! with face of healthy tan,
With lunch-bag, books and slate; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaaab cbcXcccb dbdbdddbXbbbbbbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 011111 11010001 110011 11010101 111010101 11011111 111101 11101101 010101 11000101 111000 110100111 11010101 10111101 011101 11010110 110111 11010101 111101 10010101 01010101 11110101 110111 11010101 111101 11110101 111101 11010111 10010111 11010101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 267
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; you is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word o at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word wait at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of A Psalm Of Patience;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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