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Calm as a long-forgotten marble god who smiles,
Colossal, in the grim serenity of stone,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba bccb dXcd XbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 110101010111 010001010001 010101010101 01001010011010 110101010101 111101000111 111101010101 100100011101 110101110101 01011110101 110100010101 0101110111001 1010101011110 011001011101 110101011101 0101001001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; nor, and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word nor is repeated.

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

  • summary of Image;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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