This is an analysis of the poem Mother, I May Have Been A Naughty Child that begins with:

Mother, I may have been a naughty child,
But I am your child nevertheless! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab cXXd bebeacXbdbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011100101 111111001 1101101101001 1111110100100010 11110101 111110100110111101 110110010101011101 111101 11111010110 11110111 1101110110 1101001 11100101 110100101101 11111010 1110110111111110 11111101111110 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, you, me, mother are repeated.

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

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