This is an analysis of the poem The Lion And The Rose that begins with:

On a deep red rose
The angry lion trod...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa XaXX BCDEcBCDE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111 010101 011101 001001 0111 010111 010111 010101 00100101100 011011 11010101 1010101 0111100101110100100101 00100101100 011011 11010101 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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

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