This is an analysis of the poem To An Old Lady In A Train that begins with:

HER hair was beautifully white
Beneath her bonnet, black as night, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeeff bbggffbXgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111001 01010111 11001101 11010101 11111111 11001111 11111101 11010001 10110101 11010101 11010101 11110101 0101101 01000111 11110001 11110101 01011011 11010101 11010111 11010101 11010101 01100111 11100001 110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 413
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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