This is an analysis of the poem The Lady Poverty that begins with:

I met her on the Umbrian hills,
Her hair unbound, her feet unshod: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX bcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 01010110 11110101 110101 11000101 11110111 01011101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her 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.

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