This is an analysis of the poem Bean Sléibhe Ag Caoineadh A Mhac (A Woman Of The Mountain Keens Her Son) that begins with:

Grief on the death, it has blackened my heart:
lt has snatched my love and left me desolate,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXX XXXb acdb dbdc bcdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011011 11111111100 01110101001011 1010001011110 1110100010 011011000 01111010010 01001111011 1101111111 1101111110 11111111101 11011001011 1110101110 1010111101 11011110010 10111110110 1101010001 0111110010 111010111010 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, i, and, your are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Bean Sléibhe Ag Caoineadh A Mhac (A Woman Of The Mountain Keens Her Son);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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