Analysis of She's such a senseless wooden thing

Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830 (London) – 1894 (London)



She stares the livelong day;
Her wig of gold is stiff and cold
And cannot change to grey.


Scheme ABA
Poetic Form Tercet 
Metre 11011 01111101 010111
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 97
Words 20
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 3
Lines Amount 3
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 70
Words per stanza (avg) 18
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems. "Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain famous. She wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", set by Harold Darke and by other composers. more…

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