This is an analysis of the poem Proud And Beautiful that begins with:

AFTER you have spent all the money modistes and manicures and mannikins will take for fixing you over into a thing the people on the streets call...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111010100110001100011101100001010101111100 100111011111111111011110101011010101111100 10101010101001101010110110101010111110110011100 101101011001100101101110101111010100100111011110110110011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 758
  • Average number of words per stanza: 146
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 189 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 37
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, you, have, to, after, then, be, beautiful, proud, for, of, all are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines beautiful is repeated).

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