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

I intended an Ode,
And it turned to a Sonnet.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABaAaaB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011 1010010 00111 101011 11101 0010110101011 1010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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