This is an analysis of the poem The Girl Of The U.S.A. that begins with:

Oh! the maidens of France are certainly fine,
And I think every fellow will state... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabacbdb XeXecbab cfdfabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100111001 1111001001 10111111001 1111101 11110111111 0010101 110110111 0100111 110101111 101001011 10100101001 0110101 1110100101 11101111 1011111011 00100111 110011101 11110101 1100111101 11111001 111001001001 11100101 111011001101 00100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 300
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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

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