This is an analysis of the poem The Only Son that begins with:
She dropped the bar, she shot the bolt, she fed the fire anew
For she heard a whimper under the sill and a great grey paw came through.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbb eeXXffeeaa ddXX Xe
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,4,2,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110111011101001 11101010011011111 01110001111011 1010111011111101 01110010100100101 101011101110101 1011101001100101 111100101101101 111101001110101 11110101110101 11111101101101 11110111111001 10110101110001 111100101110001 1111001111011101 11111101111011 11101111010010001 11110111111001 101101001011010101 11110101110101 1011010010110110101 11110111110101 10011111111111 011111111111010 110111011100110 101111100111010101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 560
- Average number of words per stanza: 116
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 12
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, and, of, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word for is repeated.
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