This is an analysis of the poem Sweet Dancer that begins with:

THE girl goes dancing there
On the leaf-sown, new-mown, smooth... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaaB cdXdCCB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 011101 1011111 110010 010101 011001 110011 1101110 0111001 01001111 110101010 101001 101001 101001 1101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; her is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words escaped, let are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines dance is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word dancer at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • history of its creation;
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