This is an analysis of the poem My Father Is A Retired Magician that begins with:
(for ifa, p.t., & bisa)
my father is a retired magician...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme:
- Stanza lengths (in strings):
- Closest metre:
- Сlosest rhyme:
- Сlosest stanza type:
- Guessed form:
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 274
- Average number of words per stanza: 46
- Amount of lines: 50
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; yr, you, colored are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word you is repeated.
The author used the same word my at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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