This is an analysis of the poem To Mary Pickford that begins with:
(On hearing she was leaving the moving-pictures for the stage.)... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X X abba cddcabba effeeffebeeb beeX gffg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,8,12,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101010 11101110010101010 1010101 11111001 101101 1101101 1011101 10100010 10100110 11100101 11101011 1010101 10101001 1010001 1110111 1110101 1000101 1110101 1111101 1011111 1011111 10000101 1110010 1010111 1010101 1011111 1110001 1011101 1001001 1110111 1010101 1110101 1010111 1110101
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
- Average number of words per stanza: 27
- Amount of lines: 35
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word how is repeated.
The author used the same word once at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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