This is an analysis of the poem Snow White's Acne that begins with:

At first she was sure it was just a bit of dried strawberry juice,
or a fleck of her mother's red nail polish that had flaked off...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbbcdeaXbXaXafgdXcXgccdhfXbXXhXaed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 36,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101101011101 1010010111011101 1110010010101 1111110110100 100101010011110 0011 1011110100 10111010110010 01011011011001 10110111011 01111011010 11011011111 1010 010100111010 10010111010101 1010110011011 0101011010010 10110101010100 1 101011011010 1001110011111100 1001001110010 01100101111010 1011011111 0101 0101010001 0111110101001 101110111101 0101011110 1111111111011 11111110 101 1000111010010 1011001011110 0110010010101 10101101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1889
  • Average number of words per stanza: 305
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • 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; her, she are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Snow White's Acne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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