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

ONE may go a-many leagues a-questing yon and hither;
One may look on queens and kings, and think the vision bliss;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXababXbcdXdXebecdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010101110 1111111110101 111101011101010 11010101110100 10100100101110 1110010110111 1011101101010 1111100111010 1110101001010 1011101110101 1010101111110 110010110101 10101010111010 1010100110101 1010111111110 1010101111101 1110101001010 101010110101 10100100100101010 110010110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 213
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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