This is an analysis of the poem Mary's Girlhood (For A Picture) that begins with:

This is that blessed Mary, pre-elect
God's Virgin. Gone is a great while, and she... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabXa XcdXcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 001110101 1101001111 1101000101 1010110101 0101000101 1011000101 1011010100 1011010101 1111011100 1101010111 1101011111 1100111111 1111111111 0101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 330
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

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