This is an analysis of the poem When The Dressmaker Comes that begins with:

WHEN the dressmaker comes I am told to clear out,
For they don't want me anywhere hanging about;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddXbbX ddeXaabbeXce ffXXgghhcccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101111011 111111011001 110001011101 11111101001 101101111101 11101001011 11111 111001 101011001101 111101 101101 111001111101 1011011001001 01001011011 1110110010010 111111010110 110010011010 1010110111000 11111 101001 11111111111 101110 001111 101001111001 101101111001 11111101101 1011111011010 011111010010 11101101101 101001111101 001101 111001 111111011111 101011 1101011 11111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 499
  • Average number of words per stanza: 100
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length 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; and, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, when are repeated.

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

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

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