This is an analysis of the poem The Death Of The Rose that begins with:

Ah! life, dear life, thy summer days have flown
Swiftly yet all too late, for they did wither.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd dede fafa aeaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110111 10111111010 11011111001 100101000110 1011010101 1101111011 1100110101 1101010101 11010111111 1011111100 1111110001 1111110101 11010111111 1101110111 1111110011 1101101101 0101110101 1111011100 0101011111 1111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, thee are repeated.

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

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