This is an analysis of the poem From One's Soul that begins with:

When a rawness has rubbed off,
And one knows they have paid the cost......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABbXbb CBBC CBBC Decb DXbb CBBC ABXDebC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,4,4,4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111 11111101 0111010 0111010 011010101 101001100 1101 111111 10100100 00100101 1101 111111 10100100 00100101 101011 0110111 011000101 11010111 101011 011010 00100100 1111101 1101 111111 10100100 00100101 1010111 11111101 011010 101011 1 0100100 00100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; it is repeated.

    The author used the same words raise, when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same words gets, fit at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of From One's Soul;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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