This is an analysis of the poem Lady's Hands Were Washed... that begins with:

Lady's hands were washed and serviced,
Lady's hands were strongly stirred, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aXaX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101110 1010101 001010011 0111111 110001 10011010 11011100 110110010 0101110100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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