This is an analysis of the poem Solid As Pure Gold that begins with:

People who are blessings,
In disguise......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAbXc AAdXd AAbbb AAeXfFecFfe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101110 001 1 11 011101 101110 001 1111 11010 0101 101110 001 1 1101 1011101 101110 001 11010 1010101 110111 10011 10 011111 10011 10111 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Solid As Pure Gold;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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