This is an analysis of the poem I Write Of That Journey that begins with:

I remember how my mother would hold me.
I would look up at her sometimes and see her weep....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX bcXX bdd edXff XaXffe Xecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,3,5,6,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101110111 111110011101 1101111100 11101 010 1 111010101 101 10 110101 00101 01010 111 11 01001101 1010101001 110110 00101 11 1 1011 001101011 0011001 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 90
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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

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