This is an analysis of the poem A Pretty Woman that begins with:

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That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bacb X deed X effe X aeea a dggd a deed X gccg X ghhg X ijji k ajja a dggd X ddda X kiik X khhk X hbbh X bhhb X bbbk XXahha
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11110100 1011 1110 111001100 1 01110111 1011 1111 111111111 1 11110111 1011 1011 1011000111 1 101111111 1111 1111 1010101011 1 111010101 1111 1111 101011101 1 111011111 1111 11101 001011111 1 111011101 0010 0110 111010111 1 11011101 1110 1110 001010101 1 111110111 1110 1010 1010110111 1 101011100 1010 1011 001011101 1 111001101 0111 1011 111010101 1 00101010 1110 1110 111010101 1 10000101 1010 1010 001100101 1 111111111 0010 1110 101010111 1 111011110 1110 0111 101011110 1 101010101 10110 10110 101110101 1 101010111 1010 1010 111110101 1 111011101 1010 1110 111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 36
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 65
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 90
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, and, we are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you, sake, too, for, there, it, flower are repeated).

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  • summary of A Pretty Woman;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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