This is an analysis of the poem The Virgin Martyr that begins with:
Every wild she-bird has nest and mate in the warm April weather,
But a captive woman, made for love -- no mate, no nest has she. ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababb XcXcc dcdcc aeaee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10011111110011010 101010111111111 000101010111111010 101010111110101 101000111110111 1011111110101010 110110101110101 00100101101101000 001011100110101 001000101110111 1111101011101010 111010101111101 1111101000101110 11111110100000101 111011111010101 1110111111101110 101001110110011 1010111111111110 111110101011101 101010100011101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
- Average number of words per stanza: 60
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 65 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 12
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, my, i, that are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, of, still, o are repeated.
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