This is an analysis of the poem Finis Exoptatus that begins with:

Boot and saddle, see, the slanting
Rays begin to fall,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababBbbb cdcdaaaaefXfBgBX ahahfffffdXdbhBh cicibibi XfXfjkjk ililjfXfcmcXbebe imimdndnibiXcbcb ikikddddjojoihihfgfg gfgfcici igigihXhcbcbcece bpbpqfqfXfbfXqqqiaiachch agagXhqh giXibibX ididfXfh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,16,16,8,8,16,16,20,8,16,24,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 10101 10111010 10111 10101110 10101 10111010 10111 10111010 00101 11111110 11101 011101110 10011 11111110 11111 11111011 11101 10111010 11101 10101110 00111 10111010 11111 11101110 10111 11101010 00101 10101010 10101 10011010 10101 11111010 00101 11101010 11101 10101110 10111 10111010 11101 111101110 11011 11111010 10101 11101010 11111 10111010 00101 11111100 11111 101010110 11101 10101010 10011 11110110 11101 11101110 10111 00101010 00111 111111110 10111 11111010 11101 11111010 11101 00111010 11100 10101010 00111 10111110 101101 11111010 10101 11001010 10111 10111010 10111 10001110 11101 10101110 100101 11101011 11010 10101110 10101 10101110 10101 10001010 10101 01111111 10101 10101010 10101 11101010 10101 10101010 00111 10111010 11111 11101010 11100 10011010 10111 10101110 10111 10111110 00101 10101011 11101 11111011 11111 10111010 11111 11111010 11111 11111010 11111 11101010 11101 10101110 10101 110011000 11111 10001110 11100 11111110 10001 10101010 10111 10101010 00111 10111010 10101 10101010 10111 10101010 101001 11101110 11101 1110101 10101 11101010 11001 11101010 10101 10101010 00101 10001010 101001 10001010 11111 10101110 10111 00101010 00111 100111010 10011 1011010 10101 10001010 00101 01101110 10101 10111111 11101 101001010 10101 10101110 11111 10001010 10011 10110010 10101 11101010 11111 10111010 01101 00101010 101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 369
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 180
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; they, as, and, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words are, whisper, courage are repeated.

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

  • summary of Finis Exoptatus;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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