This is an analysis of the poem I Wonder Where My Papa Is? that begins with:

I wonder where my papa is,
Oh, where could he have gone,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcdefAf ghihXhgh hfifjbeX ABbdeibX ibcbaekX fhfhgXjX kiXbieXX ifXfkhkX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011100 111111 11011111 110101 1111111 1010111 11011100 1111111 1111011 001111 11110101 010101 01010101 110101 11110101 100101 011111101 111101 11100111 10110101 11110101 010101 11010111 01010100 11011100 111111 010011010 010101 11101111 110011 11110110 010001000 01010001 01101 01011111 1110101 1010001 0010101 10101010 100111110 100101111 1110011 11101111 1011101 11101010 00100101 111001 011010100 10100010 110101 100101110 1010101 1111010 1001111 11111110 0101110 1011001010 1011101 11111111 0100101 111100110 110101 10101010 11111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, her, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word that is repeated.

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

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  • summary of I Wonder Where My Papa Is?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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