This is an analysis of the poem La Derniere Robe De Soi that begins with:

OH, silken gown, all pink and pretty,
Bought, quite a bargain, in the City,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeff gggg hhaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111110 110100010 111111111 110111011 111101010 111111110 110100110 110100010 111101110 111111110 111101010 110101010 111111011 111101111 110111111 111101111 110111110 111111010 111111010 111111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, it, you are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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  • summary of La Derniere Robe De Soi;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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