This is an analysis of the poem On Pedigree. From Epicharmus that begins with:
My mother! if thou love me, name no more
My noble birth! Sounding at every breath... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXbXXXcbdXeecXdaXd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1100111111 11011011001 1101111101 1011010101 1011100111 1101101001 0111010101 01010101001 1111101111 0101110101 1111110111 1001110001 1101010001 0101011101 0100011111 0101001111 1101110101 01010010011 111010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 793
- Average number of words per stanza: 144
- Amount of lines: 19
- 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; my, their are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word my is repeated.
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