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

Say never the strong heart
In the consuming breath...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb cXcX daXa aefe faXa XgcgXadad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011 000101 111001 0101 110101 0100110 11001 0101010 111110 00101 0101011 1101 110001 10101 010101 101101 011010 10011 10110 110001 1101110 1001101 100111 110001 11111 1101001 10011 11001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 96
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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