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

THE moan of Rose Dolores, she made her plaint to me,
'My hair is lifted by the wind that sweeps in from the sea;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaX bbX aaX ccX ddX eee XaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101010110101 11010101110001 11010111110111 1011010101101 110101111100011 11101101110101 0101010110111 11011111110001 11010101010001 1011010101111 11010110100101 111101011001010 0101010110111 11100101111111 11111111111101 1011010110101 11010101010101 11111111111101 0101010111100 11011111010101 11111001110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • 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; and, thy, fisher's are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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