This is an analysis of the poem Maternal Grief that begins with:

DEPARTED Child! I could forget thee once
Though at my bosom nursed; this woeful gain... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeeafghefccgXeXhhijdkdhbleacaedmebhbjeahhaljhjkgheXhhfdXihahgjXbXgakekadhdXbem
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 81,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110111 1111010101 1101011011 00110100001 01110100001 1001010111 1111110101 1011110111 1101110101 1111110001 1111010011 0111110001 1111010010 0111110101 0100110101 1100011110 0101010101 0101011101 11000011111 11001000111 1001110101 1001010101 1101010101 0101010011 1101000100 0110010101 1110010101 01010010101 00010001101 110110011001 0101110101 1101000111 1101011101 110000101 11000101001 101100101010 0001010011 1100010101 1011010101 11010100101 1001010011 0100010101 1100111001 0001010111 11011001001 0111010101 1111010101 11001000101 11001011101 1101000111 1001010101 0101110101 00110110011 0101010111 1001110101 01111100001 1011010001 0101011101 0101011101 1010111111 001011111001 1101011101 11010011101 1111010111 0101110101 0111100101 01001010011 01110000111 11010110101 0101010111 1101010101 0111001101 0101010001 111100101110 0101001101 0111011101 1101110001 11110001010 11110101010 1100100111 01010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3494
  • Average number of words per stanza: 608
  • Amount of lines: 81
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; their, of, and, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of Maternal Grief;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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