This is an analysis of the poem Sketch of the woman of the future that begins with:

Standing tall in the mud.
Not like the flower's stalk...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcXd edfga XhieXb iffd bjhhgb ihgf fXcj hXi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,6,4,6,4,4,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001 110101 1101010 11110 10111 111 1001111 010011 000101 0100101 0101 1011001 0100100010 1000010 1001010010 1111100 111010 010010101 10010100 1001 111000111 100010 0010001110 111011010 1 00110 110110101010 0101 010011111 110011 1010110011011010 101001 100101 100111 0110000100 111001 1101001 111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; more, her, of, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word nor is repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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