This is an analysis of the poem Who Ever Felt As I? that begins with:

Mother, I cannot mind my wheel;
My fingers ache, my lips are dry:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10110111 11011111 10110111 11110111 11011111 11011101 11111101 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Who Ever Felt As I?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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