This is an analysis of the poem From The Tuscan that begins with:

WHEN in the west the red sun sank in glory,
The cypress trees stood up like gold, fine gold;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010111010 0101111111 01010101010 00110100101 01010111010 1111010111 01010001110 1001100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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; gold, golden are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of From The Tuscan;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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