This is an analysis of the poem Song To Be Sung By The Father Of Infant Female Children that begins with:

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdedddcc cfcfgghhii jejecdcdgg kckcljljkkjjjjj jXXcjjmmnn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,10,10,15,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 011001 10001111 110111 11011101 1101110 11111101 1111110 1101110 01000110 110101 110101 111111101 01011111 111100111 11110011 11101010 01101010 010010010 11001010 101011011 01101101 11011101 010001 01110101 110101 11110101 1111010 11110101 1101010 010101 010101 1111101001 1100101 011101011 10111001 1010100101 101001010 10010011 01001010 110111101 10101101001 1101100101 110110101 010110 01001 010101101 11001011010 111111000 011101100 11010101 11001011010 1111001010 110101101 1010110101 101110110110 0101101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 380
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; they, his, to, he'll, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words this, and, i'll are repeated.

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

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