This is an analysis of the poem A Pretty Girl that begins with:

On her beautiful face there are smiles of grace
That linger in beauty serene... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100111101 11001001 1111100100010 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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