This is an analysis of the poem Kitchener's March that begins with:

Not the muffled drums for him
Nor the wailing of the fife....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBDEXE aXeXXfXf egXgXhhh ABCBDEXE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111 1010001 1010001 0010001 1010001 0010101 1010100 10101 0010001 0010100 1011101 1010011 1110101 1010101 1110101 11101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 0011101 1010111 1110111 11111 1010111 1010001 1010001 0010001 1010001 0010101 1010100 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 229
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, his, he are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Kitchener's March;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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