This is an analysis of the poem The Road that begins with:

Along the road I smelt the rose,
The wild-rose in its veil of rain;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbb acccX cXXbdXbdddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 01100101 11011101 10011101 01110101 10111111 11011101 10011111 10010101 11111101 11010101 01111101 10010101 11111101 11011101 10110101 01110111 00010011 01011111 11110101 11110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of The Road;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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