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

A ROSE, as fair as ever saw the North,
Grew in a little garden all alone; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbcdedeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111110101 1001010101 01010010111 1101011101 0101010111 111001101 0101010111 1001110101 11010100101 0111010101 1001010101 01010111001 11010101101 0101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 597
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; and is repeated.

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

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