This is an analysis of the poem Mamie that begins with:

MAMIE beat her head against the bars of a little Indiana
town and dreamed of romance and big things off...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccXddceaXabXXXXXaeXf effX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010100101010 1110011111 1101011111 111010010111 1010110011 101101010101 1111010111111 011 111000101110110 1010110101100 11101001110101 111011101010 111100101 1011001011100 1111111001010 0101010011 110111110010010 00101 11011101010100 1111100100101 011100011110 10 01 111 111 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 532
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; of, and, to are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Mamie;
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  • history of its creation;
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