This is an analysis of the poem The Lady And The Earthenware Head that begins with:

Fired in sanguine clay, the model head
Fit nowhere: brickdust-complected, eye under a dense lid,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabaab cdcedde XafdXad gfghffh aiajiij
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010101 11110100110011 1011101 100101100111 100111 1011000101 1111010 11011010001 10101011 100101 100101100111 11101 1001010101 1100111 110101000110011 11011100101 0100101 11001001010011 0100010 10100101010 1101111 10111000001 01010010111 10110 11111001010 10100111 01111010101 1111010 1101010101001 010110101010 111101 010111111101 101111111010 0100010 1110100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 278
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of The Lady And The Earthenware Head;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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