This is an analysis of the poem The Image In The Glass that begins with:

The slow reflection of a woman's face
Grew, as by witchcraft, in the oval space... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcbcb X aadedXc X ffgdgXg X ffbebXb e dcahaha e iighghg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101000101 1111100101 0111110110 11011010101 01111100101 1011110111 11110010101 1 01001110111 0101010001 11110001010 1001011010 11111111110 110100100 11111101110 1 1111011011 1101011111 1101110111 1101011100 1001111011 1100110111 1111111111 1 1111100101 1101111101 01110111111 0101010101 0110110111 1011010100 0101111101 1 1101100100 0111010111 0101110101 00110001101 1101011101 0101010001 1001010101 1 1011010101 0111010111 1101110101 0101010111 1101011111 1101010111 0101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, and, of, to, in are repeated.

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

  • summary of The Image In The Glass;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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