This is an analysis of the poem Lot's Wife that begins with:

How simple the pleasures of those childhood days,
Simple but filled with exquisite satisfactions....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcbcXaXXcXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001001111 101101001010 010101010010 0101010100 11010010101 100100110010 0101010111 011100101010 1011011100 0101010001 10010110001 0011010101 01000100101 11010100011 1101110101 11010101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 698
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Lot's Wife;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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