This is an analysis of the poem The Father that begins with:

The evening found us whom the day had fled,
Once more in bitter anger, you and I,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcaaacddcdc aaaaefefXXXcXdcd XdadagagdadX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,16,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110111 1101010111 10111101001 1101110011 1101111100 0111011101 0111010111 1111110101 01110100111 1111010011 1011011100 110111 110011011101 0111110111 01110010111 1101110011 1011010101 1100111001 1111110011 1111010101 1110110101 0111010111 01111100010 1101100001 1111011101 11010101001 11110101000 1101010101 1001100101 1100010111 1111110101 1111110111 0101110001 1101110100 1101010111 1110110001 01010101111 1111010001 1101011101 0101010111 1111010111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 604
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of The Father;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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