This is an analysis of the poem Is My Mother Really Black that begins with:

Is my black Mother Syama really black?
People say Kali is black,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabacdceX edc bXXXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111010101 1011001 1111001 011 1111101 0111001 0110111 110100 1111110 1010 110 1011 01001 110000 1011 110 0100100010100101100101101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • 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; black is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines black is repeated).

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