This is an analysis of the poem In All Ways A Woman that begins with:

In my young years I took pride in the fact that luck was called a lady. In fact, there were so few public acknowledgments of the female presence that...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a a X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101110011111010011011101000001110111100010010101110010110011101101001100100100010011011101111011100110011101110101011110000100100011111110100101000101001110111011110101110101111 10010011101111010011010010101011111010101010100010010011011010100110111001110011010100100101010010 010101011101011101111101011000010110010011101010101010001011111110101001100111010010100101101010101010100100 1101010001010100011011010101010010101101101010010010001001110110111010100010111010101010011010101 01110101111110101100100101001010010101010100101000101010010100011001010010010010100101001111010011101101 000100101010101001110101111001001011001001010001111101110010110110101110010101100100100111010110111110011110101010001010101010100101011100001010101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 454
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 454 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 83
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in, of, to, as, i, she, that, being, must, woman, her, be, female, but, even, thing, herself, not are repeated.

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