This is an analysis of the poem If They Dare! that begins with:

Realm of ocean-guarded Peace,
Humming loom and grazing steer,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbbbb acacdddX efefcccf ceceeeee gdgdeeed heheccce eXedfffd dbXbiiib
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1011101 1111101 100100111 1010101 1010101 1010101 101 10000111 1010111 0010101 1010011 1110011 1010101 1111101 1010 1010011 1011101 10101001 1111101 1010001 1010101 1111111 101 1010101 1111111 1011101 1111001 1011101 1001101 101101 101 1011111 1000101 11111001 10100111 1110111 100101001 1010101 111 10111001 1011111 1010101 1010111 1101101 1010101 1011101 111 1111001 111011 1010101 11101001 1010101 1010111 1010011 111 1010101 1001111 1110100 1010001 1010101 10100101 1010101 011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 233
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • 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; and, as are repeated.

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

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  • summary of If They Dare!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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