This is an analysis of the poem A Romance In The Rough that begins with:

A sturdy fellow, with a sunburnt face,
And thews and sinews of a giant mould;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh icic bXbX hihi fjfj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101000101 1111000101 01011100101 010101 0100010101 1001110101 1111010101 110111 1101000101 1111110001 1001010111 0101001 0101011101 1011010001 1100110101 011101 1101100101 1101000101 0101010101 110101 1111110011 1101111110 1111010101 110101 1101010111 011110001 0111011011 110101 10011101001 1111110101 1100010101 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Romance In The Rough;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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