This is an analysis of the poem The Giddy Girl that begins with:

A giddy young maiden with nimble feet,
Heigh-ho! alack and alas!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaaccddEE ffffaagghhEE agagiijjffbee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101100101 1110101 0111110111 10100101 1111111111 111011101 11110101 1100101101 111100111 010101 01111111111 11111011 0100101001 1110101 11111101010 11101001 11011101 1101011001 111101111 1110100111 1111001011 0101001 01111111111 11111011 101011001001 1110111 1010010101 0100111 1101000101 111111111 111101111 1111110101 1111110101 1100111101 011111111101101 001111111111 11111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 520
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • 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; danced, she, three, one, two, her, and are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word quick at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Giddy Girl;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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