This is an analysis of the poem She Lies. He Lies. And A Fine Line Fades that begins with:

She lies. He lies.
And a fine line fades....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABCD efefaghai eaaaXhXaXea AABCDgeiaXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,9,11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1111 10111 101010010000 01111100 00101010010 1011 010101 0011010 01111001 0101110 11010 1100010101 110011101010 10111011111 010101000101 1101101 101111010 101000011100 011010 10101110001 0100111001010 1100110101 0111010 10101010010 010010101 1111 10111 101010010000 01111100 00101010010 110001100 01111101101 11011101101 10101000110110 11101100100 10010100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 320
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of She Lies. He Lies. And A Fine Line Fades;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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