This is an analysis of the poem Hypocrite Women that begins with:

Hypocrite women, how seldom we speak
of our own doubts, while dubiously ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX abX cXc Xdd XXX Xca XXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011011 01111100 1101001 1011101001 011101101 01101001011 111101101 01111111 11111101 1111110110 1001110 110110 10011 1111100 10110000 10000100 111111 100010111 0101001110 11110110 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Hypocrite Women;
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