This is an analysis of the poem Leonardo's 'Monna Lisa' that begins with:

MAKE thyself known, Sibyl, or let despair
Of knowing thee be absolute; I wait ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXabbaXcdcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101101101 0101010111 10111011101 1101111110 1001010011 1001111111 110010000100 1011011101 1111101110 01010010100 1111110100 11011100111 10011010100 0111011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 599
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; thy, still are repeated.

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  • summary of Leonardo's 'Monna Lisa';
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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