This is an analysis of the poem The Trumpet Call that begins with:

Trumpeter, sound for the last Crusade!
Sound for the fire of the red-cross kings,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdbcdaeeXa afebfebaggXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110101 1101000111 11010010010 110110111 110100101 1001001010 1101001001 1101111101 1010110101 10010101 100101101101 110101 1001101001 10101101 110001101 010101101 10100101 1100101110 110101001 110111101 11111111 00101101001 100101100100 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 482
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; for, sound, us, rally are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word trumpeter at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Trumpet Call;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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