This is an analysis of the poem Self-Portrait that begins with:

I resemble everyone
but myself, and sometimes see...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXbabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1111011 0110 010110 010 0100010 101 1010010 1110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Self-Portrait;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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