This is an analysis of the poem Milk For The Duck that begins with:

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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 21
  • Average number of words per stanza: 4
  • Amount of lines: 2
  • Average number of symbols per line: 10 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 2
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Milk For The Duck;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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