This is an analysis of the poem To Mother India that begins with:

O Mother! How did these Foreign Devils invade your home?
Was it, perhaps, not an invasion at first? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcbXcdacXcXbXd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010110100111 10011101011 11111000 011111110011 101100110001 11101110110 010100011 1111010001 1100100101100101000101 0101100001011 01110111 0101010011 11010101110 1111110101010 10111010111001 110101 01011100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 375
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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  • summary of To Mother India;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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