This is an analysis of the poem Head of a White Woman Winking that begins with:

She has one good bumblebee
which she leads about town... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbcXXdXcbXbXbddab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 111011 101010 01110101 11001010 1010101101 1101010100 11010100 11011101101 1100100 0010111 00101 1010100010 0010101010 0100010 10101 01010011 101010 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 560
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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