This is an analysis of the poem The Factory Girl that begins with:

She wasn't the least bit pretty,
And only the least bit gay; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdcdcec afcfaghgig ejgjebebXb kdkdehegkg adXXabgbdb dididdedXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001110 1100111 1110010101 00101101 01101110 101101 1011010 110101 101001010 1100101 0111110 110101 101110101 0010101 11111110 1011111 101011101 10100101 1110101001 111010101 11001010 0011101 10001110 111101 110010010 1110101 1111110 11010101 11010110 1111001 1011101010 1101110101 10101010 10100111 01010110 010101 11101010 1100101 110010010 11010101 0111010 1110101 1001010101 101111110 0010010010 01100101 001011011 1110111 10010111 110101 110101011 111010 110101011 1010101 110101011 0110111 11110010 111011 011001010 0111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 330
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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