This is an analysis of the poem Patches that begins with:

Mother focused with a frown
The part of me where I sit down....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXbccXXX ddeee XXffaaXeeffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,5,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010001 01011111 111011101 111101110 11100101 11000101 11110111 010110011 1111110100 11100010100 11110101 01011101 11011111 01010011 0101100101 110110110 111101010 11110101 01111011 10111001 11000111 01110110 11010111 11110101 11010101 110111010 010101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Patches;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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