This is an analysis of the poem Working Girls that begins with:

The working girls in the morning are going to work--
long lines of them afoot amid the downtown stores...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabXacdedcfffaggXXXbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101001011001 110001010111 11001001011 10101101011 110111101001 10111010011001 101100011010 1011001111000 110100101111 1 1111111100101 111110101110 100101011110 101101001010 101101001010 11101111010 11011 1011101010101111 01101011111000 1010111011 1101010110 1011011001010 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1152
  • Average number of words per stanza: 205
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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