This is an analysis of the poem Hiroshima Child that begins with:

I come and stand at every door
But none can hear my silent tread ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabA acbc XaXa daXA deae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111001 11111101 11110101 11111111 01010111 01010101 01011111 11011111 11111101 11111111 11111101 11110101 11111111 11111101 11110111 11111111 11110111 11011101 11010001 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, my, for, need, no, and, that are repeated.

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

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