This is an analysis of the poem Helen In Hollywood that begins with:

When she goes to Hollywood
she is an angel....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Ab cdef aghhifdjkki faaeJ iidilXjjegdigfikbX M jAk bfjdd lidgjbiebi ggkkkJfkh alali giifcl fli MjAb eg ffdfjdiaibiini ef lih nfhjdjj jbA Xj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,11,5,18,1,3,5,10,9,5,6,3,4,2,14,2,3,7,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 10110 1101111 10100010 111111 1011010 1001111 10101010 1110 10101010 011110 1010010 101010 1000010 1100111 1100111 111010 10100110 101 110 10010101 01010 1010 11110 11010100 111111010 101010001 1111 010101 010101011 1011 1110100 100111100 111010 1001 01011 01010 1001001111 110101 110011000100 1010101 10 1110101 1001011100 010111010 10010111 100100110101010 01110101010 1111010 101001001 10101101110 10110 0101 1101 011 0100 11011 1010010 111010 1001 111010 1101 10101 1011001 01010 1101100110 1101011 0101010 10101 101001 101110101 000101 00110 10111010 0110 1101010 101111 11111 0101 01011 0001 010 1010101 10 1110101 00110 1001111 10100 1110011 11001001 1110100 101 00111 010101010 10110 0011110 00110 11010100111010 111000110 1111000101010 1100110 11001010 001111 10010 0010010001 1011010 01110 11111010 01011101 00111011010 110101100 111111110 1000101 010010001001 110 111110 1110101 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 119
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, her, how, self, we, who, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she, how, self, the, to, a, when are repeated.

    The author used the same word it at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines her, beauty are repeated).

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  • summary of Helen In Hollywood;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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