This is an analysis of the poem Where Is She? that begins with:

Where is she, I wondered, when she wasn't there.
If she's not here she could be anywhere. She could be...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXXbaXbXXbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111011101 0111110101110 1011101 10100100111000100 11110100111010 101010100111 10001100100110110 1010100111000010 11101011000101 10110100101111 1010110101011 1111010001011 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 632
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, i, worst, her are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Where Is She?;
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