This is an analysis of the poem The Inebriate's Daughter's Appeal To Her Father that begins with:

One frosty night in bright moonlight,
I left my cheerful home;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcada efgfhgag dijXcXki ldhdemXm jgkgnlcl giiigcgX cgegcidi degehXiX bfifenkn idiXgehe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 111101 11011111 1111001 01011111 1100101 11010111 110101 11011101 1001010 11111101 1101010 01011111 111101 11010111 100101 11010101 110101 11010101 101100 11110101 110101 11111101 110111 11110111 011101 11010101 010101 11111111 011101 010101001 110101 11111111 011101 11011101 010101 11110101 010111 111110001 110011 11010011 011101 11111101 110001 01110101 010111 01110101 010101 01010101 0100010 01010111 11001010 11010101 110101 11011111 111101 11011111 110101 01011100 110101 01010100 110111 11011100 0101110 11110101 1101110 11111101 0111110 11010101 110111 11011111 110111 11111101 111101 11100101 010110 01011101 010011 01001101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, she are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Inebriate's Daughter's Appeal To Her Father;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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