This is an analysis of the poem The Living Picture that begins with:

HE RODE along one splendid noon,
When all the hills were lit with Spring,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccc adaX eeee fafa fgfg hihi fcfc jdjd klkl fcfc dede fdfd keke fgfgXfkfk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 110101001 110101001 010010101 01010111 11111101 11000111 01010111 11010101 11010101 11010101 10111101 11010101 11010101 11110111 01110101 11110011 01111101 11110101 11011101 11011111 01010111 111111001 01111111 11010101 11110101 10111111 00010001 11110111 01010101 11111101 01010111 11111111 01010111 11110101 11010101 01110111 01010111 11110111 11110011 01111101 01011101 11010111 11010001 01011111 11010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 111100101 11011101 01010111 01010111 010110101 01000101 11111111 11010111 11110111 11110111 110100101 11111101 11110101 11111101 10010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, as, with, white, my, his, he, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, and, i are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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