This is an analysis of the poem A Portrait that begins with:

A. M. M.
BEHOLD her sitting in the sun... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXbcdedfghgcdXdXijiXahabkiklefeiiligmjmggbgalildnandeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 57,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011 01010001 010101 11000101 110111 01000101 110001 010001001 010100 11010100 010101 01010101 1001001 01010001 111101 01000101 110101 1111100 01001001 01010111 111101 01010101 110101 00010101 110011 01000101 111111 11010101 110101 11110101 110111 11010100 110001 01011101 000101 01010101 110001 01010101 011111 10010100 010111 01011101 110111 01010001 110101 10001111 100101 10010101 110101 10001111 1101010 10010001 01000010 01010100 110100 1101001001 1100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1668
  • Average number of words per stanza: 291
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words as, and, no, to are repeated.

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