This is an analysis of the poem Hendecasyllabics that begins with:

O you chorus of indolent reviewers,
Irresponsible, indolent reviewers,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXXbcacXbacdXadXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100100010 00100100010 11100101010 1010010100 10100100110 10101111011 11110101010 10100100010 11100101010 10100000100 11101101010 11100100010 11100101010 11000001010 100111101011 10100100010 11010101110 11101011010 11110101010 10100111101 10100101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 925
  • Average number of words per stanza: 142
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word all is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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