This is an analysis of the poem A Married Coquette that begins with:

Sit still, I say, and dispense with heroics!
I hurt your wrists? Well, you have hurt me.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcb dedefefe ghghfefe dcdciiii iiiijkjk jjjhlclc gmgXbebe lmlmdddd dgdgjljl Xjcjcdbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010010 111111111 0011111111110 1100111110 10111011111 0111101111 110111011011 11111001101 11011111010 110011001 1110110010 010111101 1101111110 110111111 11001101010 1111011001 1110110110110 0111100101 11101111010 1110101111 111001111110 11001011011 11101001010 01101011101 01111010010 1110111111 1111101010 011110101 11111001010 11111001001 111010111110 110101101 101001110010 1100101111 101011101010 11101011001 11101110110 11101111001 11111011110 11101011011 1111010110 0011111010110 11110111110 11111001101 110010110010 11101001001 1010110010110 11101001011 1111111010010 1111100111 1111101110 101111101110 111110011011 11101011101 111010110011 11001001101 1011111010010 101011011111 1111001010 11011011111 111010011010 1101101101 010111010010 0101001011 101001101110 101010111101 11010011010 11001101001 111110010010 1101011001 110010110110 1111011011 001011010010 0111001011 01010010010 110100101 1010110010 101101001101 1111011010 11101111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 357
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 89
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; you, i, and, of, to, there, she are repeated.

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

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

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