This is an analysis of the poem The Portrait In The Rock that begins with:

Oh yes I knew him, I spent years with him,
with his golden and stony substance,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeeebXaXXXbbefeXcXdfccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111001 001011010 11011110 010111010110 01010 01001 01010 111101 111001 1110000111 1111111 111101011 0101001001 11111111001 11000110 1110101 0110 0111010 111111 1111111 011101 011010110 001011100 010001010 1011101 10011100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 873
  • Average number of words per stanza: 165
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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