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

I do not grudge them: Lord, I do not grudge
My two strong sons that I have seen go out...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXXaaccXXbXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011111 1111111111 0111111101 01001101001 11010001110 0101010100 1101 1101110111 0011 0101100101 1111 1111110 11001101110 11110111010 00110111111 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 610
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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, and are repeated.

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  • summary of The Mother;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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