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

Wargeilah town is very small,
There's no cathedral nor a club, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc cdcdXe fdfXgX ddddhh iiiidd ififjX kfkfll didijj efefjj ijijmm ghghjX cfcfnn ninijj XXcgee hchcXX gcgcff ojojdd npnpnn XjhXjj cacaee fnfnff ccccjj ncncgX fefeii ccccff ddddgX kdkdjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10010101 11010101 01010101 01110101 11010101 01010101 01001001 11011101 11010101 11111110 010110110 11111101 01101001 11011001 11010111 01010101 01011100 11010100 01010101 01010101 11011101 01010101 1011101111 10010001 101110101 01111101 11010101 11011101 01011001 01110111 101111101 11010101 11110100 11010111 01111101 011001000 10110101 11011001 1101011 11010001 011100001 11011101 01010101 10010101 11010111 11110001 01001101 11110101 11101101 11010111 11010111 01000111 11001101 11011101 11100101 11110111 01010111 11110101 111011111 11011101 11110111 11010111 111010111 01111101 10110001 110101000 01110111 01110101 01010101 111101001 11001101 11111101 11010101 10110001 11110101 11110101 11110001 01100101 1101000010 1100001000 11010101 11011101 11010111 11110101 101110111 11011101 11010101 01011101 11100100 111001110 01110101 11010001 11010111 01010101 11010001 11000101 110101010 1101101 011111010 10010101 11111101 0110111 11000101 11011101 0111011 01110111 10011101 01011101 01011111 11000111 11101111 110101010 11000101 10100101 11011101 11011101 11000101 010101001 11110101 11011101 11010111 01011111 01111101 11000101 01011101 11110111 01010101 010101001 111111001 11011001 11110101 11100101 11100111 11111101 11110101 01110001 110111101 111011110 11001001 11110001 11010111 110001001 11010101 01000101 10111110011 100011111 01010101 11001101 01010101 11011110 101111111 11111101 11110011 01110101 11111101 111101100 01110111 11110110 10011111 01101010 101011111 111001000
  • Amount of stanzas: 27
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 162
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; their, and, him, we've are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, his, we've are repeated.

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

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

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

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