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

SHE opened her moist crimson lips to sing;
And from her throat that is so white and full ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacbdcbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1100110101 1001101111 0111010011 1101111011 10010011001 1101010101 11001001111 01001001101 0001010101 1111010101 1101010111 0111111011 0101111101 1100111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 614
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Afterwards;
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