This is an analysis of the poem Menaphon: Sephesta's Song To Her Child that begins with:

Weep not, my wanton, smile upon my knee,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: A A a A a a b b A a A A c c d d c c A A A A c c e e f f a A AXA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 0,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010111 1111110111 101101 1010101 1110101 1011111 111111 101111 1110101 1010101 1111010111 1111110111 1011101 111001 111001 11010101 11101001 1011001 1110101 1010101 1111010111 1111110111 0101101 101101 111111 1011101 111111 1110101 1110101 1010101 1111010111 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1321
  • Average number of words per stanza: 198
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase connects the lines.

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  • summary of Menaphon: Sephesta's Song To Her Child;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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