This is an analysis of the poem Amethysts that begins with:

My eyes forgot the heavens’ blue,
To them the sun’s dust is not gold,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cXcX dcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 00011011 11111101 10010011 111101101 1100101010 01110101 11010101 11010111 011101010 101000101 010101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; s, and are repeated.

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

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

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

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