This is an analysis of the poem I Have A White Rose To Tend (Verse Xxxix) that begins with:

I have a white rose to tend
In July as in January;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbccb X dXXdXXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101 001101010 1100011 11001101 11010111 1011111 1011111 11111011 100101010101 100101010 1100101100 101011100 111111010 11011011100 1101110 101100100 10011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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.

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

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

    The author used the same word cultivo at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase cultivo connects the lines.

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  • summary of I Have A White Rose To Tend (Verse Xxxix);
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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