This is an analysis of the poem Room 4: The Painter Chap that begins with:

He gives me such a bold and curious look,
That young American across the way,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbb cdcdc dedefggXgfhbibib jkjkk eeeee bllbdd mcmcc kmkmm hbhbmm XnenXkXk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,16,5,5,6,5,5,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110111001 1101000101 1011011001 1001010111 111111000001 111111111111 1011010101 1101010101 0100010101 1111010101 1111011111 1111111101 01001011111 1111110110 1111010101 1101110111 1111010001 1111110101 0101010101 0101110101 1101111101 11010 11111 1011010101 11111101101 1101111111 1111110101 0101110111 10010101001 1111011111 11110010101 1100011101 1101110101 10010101001 0101010101 1101010101 1101010100 1111011111 11110101010 1100111010010 100001011111 0101000101 1001010001 1101110101 1101010101 1111010111 1101110101 1111111101 11010100101 1011010001 1001001101 1011010111 1001110111 1001011111 01111111001 1101010101 1011110101 1011010001 0101111101 11110100 110111010 11010101 011111010 1101010110 111001010 01010111 010100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 293
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 67
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; i, of, and, to are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines face is repeated).

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

  • summary of Room 4: The Painter Chap;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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