This is an analysis of the poem The Common Women Poems, III. Nadine, resting on her neighbor's stoop that begins with:

She holds things together, collects bail,
makes the landlord patch the largest holes....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXdXXdcbXXeXXdeaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010011 101110101 101110111 1001110110111 10101110100010 11101111 0011010101 101010011 1111 101110111 1011010001 10101110 1110110 100010101 11011010 1011110101 1101 1100011 110101011 0101001101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 765
  • Average number of words per stanza: 142
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she is repeated.

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  • summary of The Common Women Poems, III. Nadine, resting on her neighbor's stoop;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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