This is an analysis of the poem Where's Daddy? that begins with:

My mother and I were close.
And had a unique relationship....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcba debcXXX fXfgXX cfdfgcbfX XeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,6,9,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101 110010101 101110101 11101 1111011 1111010 10101001111 11101010100 11101 11011111 1111001011 111101 100 111110 1110111 1101110 101110 101 1100111 1 110110 11101010 1101110 0010 11 11101001 1110 1111110101 1 110 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Where's Daddy?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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