This is an analysis of the poem Mary Magdalene Ii that begins with:

People clean their homes before the feast.
Stepping from the bustle of the street...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaba bbcb dbde fefe XaXa egeb ggag XabcXcgag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101110101 100010001 111011111 101011101 101110101 101111011 101010101 101110111 111111011 101011011 011110111 111010101 111010001 100010111 101010111 101010010 0010101011 111010101 1010101010 101011101 101011101 001011101 101010101 101010111 101111101 111111111 101110011 101010111 101010101 101001101 110111111 110110111 111111101 101101101 111010111 111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, who's, are are repeated.

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

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