This is an analysis of the poem Keats that begins with:

An English lad, who, reading in a book,
A ponderous, leathern thing set on his knee,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaccadeadea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101110001 01001011101 10110000101 1101100101 1101010101 0101010111 1100011101 0111110011 1100110101 1001110111 1111101101 11110010101 1101111101 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 616
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; his is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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