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

O The Little Lady's dainty
As the picture in a book,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbbba acccXca XdadXda eXXfefa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1010001 10111010 1010101 01010010 0010111 11011101010 0111110 10100101 01010101 010101 10110100 010101 10010101010 0111110 1011101 01010100 010101 110100100 111111 11110101010 11110111 110100 11010110 011101 11001001 010001 101010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 215
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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