This is an analysis of the poem Men And Women that begins with:

1. IN THE BACKS.
As I was strolling lonely in the Backs, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a abcdcaXeaXdXcfcbgecahiaejeeef e kjkjcejkhia XagalaXheaXiXacfemkhXi cmaijbiadacbe iifemnjc laXchnk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,29,1,11,22,13,8,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001 1111010001 1101011011 1011010101 11011010100 0001000101 1011001101 0111010100 1101110111 1001010101 0111010100 0101111100 0101011101 1101010101 0111010100 1101011101 1101010101 1111011101 1101010101 1110110101 1101110101 1111010101 1011010101 1101110101 1101110101 1011011101 1011011111 0101010111 1011010101 1100111100 110101 1111010101 1110100001 11011001001 0100010111 11000101001 1100010101 0111000101 0100010101 110111001 11010101001 1001011101 0110110101 1001001101 1101011101 010100101001 1101001001 0111010101 01010100100 1101000001 0101000111 0101010110 01010101000 1101000101 0101000100 0101110101 1101010101 0101100001 0101010111 0100010001 1101010111 1111010100 11010001000 11100001000 0101101111 0111110101 0101010101 0111010101 01010100010 1111011111 110000110111 01111101010 1110010100 0101010101 11010101001 0111001101 1101010101 01100101001 0111011101 1101000101 0101010001 1101111111 1100011111 0101111101 1101010100 10011011011 0101101101 1110010010 1101010001 0011011001 1101011111 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 459
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 93
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; i, her, rather, and, nor, not, of, vain, in, or, as, it, its, with, what, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, in, a, what are repeated.

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

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