This is an analysis of the poem In The Gold Room - A Harmony that begins with:

Her ivory hands on the ivory keys
Strayed in a fitful fantasy,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXa cdcddX dedXed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001101001 10010100 1010110101 10111100 1010100101 10111100101 011110101 10100100101 1010100101 10110100101 1010011101 10100100100 1011111101 11010101 0010100101 10101001000 1010010111 0011100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word her at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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