This is an analysis of the poem Amanda's Painting that begins with:

In the painting, I'm seated in a shield,
coming home in it up a shadowy river....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXabXaXbXXccXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010010001 101001010010 00011011011 111101010 00101100011 10001111110 110010010101 0101010111 101110100100 1010101100111 1101010110011 1111111010011 0010001011110101 001010110111 110010010110 10001011101 111010001011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 813
  • Average number of words per stanza: 157
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; in, no, of are repeated.

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  • summary of Amanda's Painting;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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