This is an analysis of the poem A Coat that begins with:

I MADE my song a coat
Covered with embroideries... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabaabX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 1000100 1011000 0101 10110 100011 111010 11010 111101 01010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of A Coat;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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