This is an analysis of the poem The Lady Of The Lambs that begins with:

She walks -- the lady of my delight --
A shepherdess of sheep.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABabab ababABXababAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100101 010001 01111101 110001 11010101 110011 11010111 110111 01110011 010111 110100101 010001 11010101 111111 10110111 110101 110100101 010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; she, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word she at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word sheep at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Lady Of The Lambs;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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