This is an analysis of the poem A Woman Commends Her Little Son that begins with:

To the aid of my little son
I call all the magnalities --...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX abab caca dada baXa cdcd ecec XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101101 11101000 110010 10110100 100101 101101 111011 1001001 0101011 101111 10010011 111101 101001 01001010 101001 001101010 101101 0100101 0101011 101101 00101111 0011011 0011111 111101 10100110 1001001 1011010 111111 00100101 00100101 00111100 1101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; in, i, to are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Woman Commends Her Little Son;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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