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

The rose thou show'st me has lost all its hue,
For thou dost seem to me than it less fair;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdbebecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 0111111101 1111011011 1111110001 11010101101 1111110101 10111010101 1110110101 1100100110 1111010101 11011110110 1111111101 110101010010 1111011101 101001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 631
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; from, thy are repeated.

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

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

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