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

Oh, a big broad-shouldered fellow was Ben,
And homely as you would see,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb bded ffef bgeX hifi gheh XgeX abXb dada aXea faja gdkd dgkX Xjjj hjXj jgcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1011101011 1101111 111010110010 11101110 01001101011 11101101 010110110110 01101001 0100101011 00101111 1101010010110 10111111 11010111001 0111011 110110110110 10110101 1111001101 11111101 1110111010011 11101101 11101001001 10100101 0111101100110 11101001 11110110101 0110101 110010110010 10110101 11101001111 1110101 111010111110 11111111 1100110111 1101101 001010111010 11101001 11011001101 1001111 111011010110 01101101 1100111101 10111011 110110111110 11011001 110110101 11011001 101101010010 001001101 1111011001 1101011 110110111110 10110101 1111101001 1100101 110110011010 01111101 01101001001 0101011 11010111010 11101011 1010101111 0011101 111110111010 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, and, his, him, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words his, and, as are repeated.

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  • summary of As Good As A Girl;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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