This is an analysis of the poem The Matin-Song Of Friar Tuck that begins with:

I.
If souls could sing to heaven's high King...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcbabaDEDEA XXfgfahXhDEDEA XeifiagagDEDEA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,14,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 011101011 110111 11010111 010101 11111101 1100101 10111111 011111 1101 0101 0111 1001 111111001 1 01010101 010001 11010111 011101 11011111 010111 11011101 011101 1101 0101 0111 1001 111111001 1 11111111 1001111 111101001 011101 111101001 011111 11111101 001101 1101 0101 0111 1001 111111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 392
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; of is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word i at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of The Matin-Song Of Friar Tuck;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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