This is an analysis of the poem Chiaroscuro: Rose that begins with:

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Fill your bowl with roses: the bowl, too, have of crystal. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbbdb a Xcaea a acfcfX a cagea a cXfdge a aXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,1,5,1,6,1,5,1,6,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1110100111010 1101010101 011110101010 1001011101 1101101001010 01000110111 1 01111011000 111110101010 00111101 1000111110 100101 1 01111100111 10101100101001 010010011101 110101011101 0111010010011 11110100101 1 0100100101010 111101010110 110111001110 1100111110 111001 1 001001111101 01001111111 01110111111 1001110101 1110110101 01101100010 1 10111111011 1101010101 0101010110 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, of, your are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word beauty is repeated.

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

  • summary of Chiaroscuro: Rose;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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