This is an analysis of the poem The Feast Of Stephen that begins with:

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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcdccecfXfcgXX X hdijXXXaXidbck X flghXecdccckii X llclmemlcecijj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 0101100101 1001001101 0101010111 10011100110 1001110011 0111001101 1101000100 11011101110 0111010111 11110111010 10110010001 1101010101 11001000101 1001001011 1 001101001010 101100101010 100100100010 1101010101 10010100010 10110111000 1100110001 011101011001 1110111000 01010101010 11010011101 0011010001 01010111010 01101100101 1 10110101110 010010010101 0101111011 0101100100 1001100100 1110010110 1011011101 1101111101 11001010001 1111000101 111100100110 0101011111 01010011010 0101111101 1 10010100101 001010111110 0111010101 1001101101 11010110111 10111111010 10100111101 1101011001 1000101110 0101011101 10011101010 1001110101 1100110101 1111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 316
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • 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; of, and are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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