This is an analysis of the poem On A Picture Of Ruth that begins with:

Fresh, through the mist of ages past,
Thou risest on our view,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb deaX acXc Xcac dfef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 110111 11010101 111101 11111101 110101 11010101 010100 11010100 110101 11101111 010101 111100101 011101 111101001 100101 11111101 010101 01110111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; thy is repeated.

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  • summary of On A Picture Of Ruth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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