This is an analysis of the poem What Miss Edith Saw From Her Window that begins with:

Our window's not much, though it fronts on the street;
There's a fly in the pane that gets nothin' to eat;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaab cXcX dddX eeeb eeeb fffb gggb dXXX fffb cccb hhXb hhhb cccb fffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101101 101001111001 101001101001 110110010 111001111101 011101011111 101100111111 1011011010 11111010001 111011001101 101011111101 1011110110 11111111011 101001101011 101001001011 111110010 11101011101 011101011011 11101011010 1111111110 111101001001 11101111011 11010111001 111010010 111101011011 111111111011 11111011101 1111111110 111110101001 11101011011 111011111111 1111110010 11101111001 11111111101 111111111001 1111110010 11101111111 101011111101 101001011001 111110110 110111101111 11111111111 111011101010 1110111010 111111011101 111001111111 11111001001 101011010 11111111111 111001111111 111111001001 111110010 11111111111 110111001111 11001011101 011110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, ', you 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 and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words ', window at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of What Miss Edith Saw From Her Window;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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