This is an analysis of the poem Kitchen Maid With Supper At Emmaus, Or The Mulata that begins with:

—after the painting by Diego Velàzquez, ca. 1619
She is the vessels on the table before her:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaababcXbbXXacX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1001010101011 100101010010 010110110110 1001011101 111111010010 101110010110 001001100101 1010100100101 101101101110 0001001101001 101101010011 01001010011010 0101101001010 0101001110011 00111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 752
  • Average number of words per stanza: 150
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of Kitchen Maid With Supper At Emmaus, Or The Mulata;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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