This is an analysis of the poem Martha And Mary that begins with:

Martha her love and joy expressed
By care to entertain her guest;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccbb aadd eeff aaaa ggff XXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 11010101 11010101 11110101 01000101 010101001 01010111 01010001 11010101 01010101 11010101 11011101 01100101 11010101 11010111 11111101 11111101 01010101 11010111 01110001 11101101 11111101 01000101 11000111 110010101 110111010 10110101 00110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 135
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; to, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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