This is an analysis of the poem Missis Moriarty's Boy that begins with:

Missis Moriarty called last week, and says she to me, says she:
"Sure the heart of me's broken entirely now -- it's the fortunate woman...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXcacX babadcdc ededdada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101111110111 1001011001001001001011 1111100111111101101 10111011001001 1011111111110111011 1010010011110111101 1011011100100101 11010111101101110 111110101111010101 1001001101001001 110101011111101101 111010011111100101 111110111111111001 1110110110011110111 1110011101110101011 111011010100111011 10101010110101101 101110011110100101 11101011011100001 0101111101110100101 1111111100111100111 101001011010101111 1110010100111101111 11010101011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 588
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 73 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, me, his, she, in, came, i, her are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Missis Moriarty's Boy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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