This is an analysis of the poem Fair Rosamond that begins with:

You've heard of King Henry II
And the story of how he got fond ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabX acXc XXXX XXdX cXXX cefe gbcf ebhb Xidi haha cjhj aXeX gebe gkXk gaha Xaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101 101001111 010010010 0110111000 1010011010 01011101 111010010 101001001 010111011 1110010100 0111101100 110111010 1110111010 11110111 0111011010 1011010100 110010010 11101001 11101011 1110101011 1110111110 11111111 0100110111 11001001 1111010010 011101000 011001110010 111101010 1011011010 11101101 111010110 11001111 10100110000 11011101 1110011110 01001001 110111010 01101001 1011010010 11101001 011010010 11001001 101010110 001001001 1010010011 001001001 011010010 11111110100 011010110 11011101 0011111110 01101101 011001110 111011011 1100101000 01100111 011011110 1011011011 1111011010 111011011 011010010 101101001 111010010 11011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; of, and, she, he, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, she, the are repeated.

    The author used the same words she, the 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 Fair Rosamond;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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