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

Your picture smiles as first it smiled,
The ring you gave is still the same,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab Xcac XdXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 01110101 11011101 110101 111100 11010001 111111001 11111111 01110111 1101010 11110111 1001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; you, and are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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