This is an analysis of the poem The Ruffian that begins with:
IN the splendid casket of its scarlet lining
His two and thirty teeth's enamel is shining....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabccX ccbddb eefcXf XXXcXe X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,1,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 001010001010 011101010010 0111110101 1001001101 1100100001 1101110100 01011001110 01011101110 1011001101 0100011001 1001010101 1011011001 1100011001 10010111101 0111010101 0101111111 1101010110 1101110101 11010111010 1010010011010 11000110001 01111101010 111011011010 11010100101 01011010
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
- Average number of words per stanza: 39
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word his is repeated.
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- summary of The Ruffian;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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