This is an analysis of the poem Red Cloth that begins with:

Red cloth I lie on the ground
otherwise nothing could hold...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 1011011 1111101 011011 101111 0010100 10010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 it:

  • summary of Red Cloth;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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