This is an analysis of the poem A Woman's Ways that begins with:

IT 'S human for a woman
To enjoy a little cry;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcded AecXfgeg AhehXded AijijXejXjjfjegag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101010 0010101 10101110 1110101 0101010 10111000 10101010 11100001 0101010 00101010 10101010 01101110 0101010 1000111 101010100 0010101 0101010 1011111 10101110 1011111 10111010 11111110 0101110 11101010 0101010 00101010 10111110 10101011 11101010 1011100 11101010 0010101 11111010 1010111 101111010 1011101 10111010 1111101 11101010 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 246
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word it's at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of A Woman's Ways;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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