This is an analysis of the poem For My Daughter that begins with:

Looking into my daughter’s eyes I read
Beneath the innocence of morning flesh ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXacdcdeecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1000110111 0101000101 0110011111 1001110111 01110110001 0111010011 1101101111 1100011100 101010111 1111110001 01010001010 1001000101 1101010001 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 593
  • Average number of words per stanza: 105
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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