This is an analysis of the poem Birth And Death. that begins with:

I who have known thee, Birth, must know Death too:
As old, old men their children's children fold...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaXbacccccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111111111 1111110101 0111111101 1111100111 0101011111 0111111110 1101111111 1111001111 1101101110 1011010101 1111010101 10111110101 1101101101 0101101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; their is repeated.

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  • summary of Birth And Death.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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