This is an analysis of the poem The Tale Of Enthusiasm that begins with:

The heart spoke:
A crippled man has come to free my maimed homeland!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacd ad ae ab af ag ah af aij ak ajcff ffff idff ffX fce Xdg li aa ae am ak af af ad am ak ah af an ag af ak ab ab ad ad ae ae ac ah ab am ab ao ad aj aee al acj ab aXXX affebiigbcacpffpXffnkolel aXefXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3,2,5,4,4,3,3,3,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3,2,3,2,4,25,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011 010111011111 011 0011111 1111010100101 011 0110010010011 011 10010101011 011 011111010111 011 11101010101 011 1101101100101 011 11101010 011 111100111011011 011 111010 111101101010011 011 1110010111111 1100001 10010 1111011010 101010 100010 101010 001010 01010 0101110 01010010 011101 1010010 101 11010111 101010 1010000 0010 10111 111010 00100010 00100010 101101 10100110100 10110 0101 0101 01001 010101001 01011 1111111 0101 11111 01001 111101 01101 11110 01001 1111 01001 1111011 0101 011110101 0101 01010010 0111 11110 01101 101111101 01011 111110 0101 110110100010 01001 100111 0101 1000 0101 1101111 0101 01010110011100 0101 11110111 0101 011010 0101 11101 0101 010110110010 0101 111110 011 11010 01011 11111101111101 0111 11100010 0100101 100001001 01001001 1110101 01001 101011110111 01101 010100 101011011001 00101 010100101100 0101 11101 111010101 01001 110011101 0101 010010 01000100 1110010 01101 1110010010 0100110101101010 11101001 11001 1010 1010100 101101 011011111101 11 01 111 1111 111010 11101011001 111101 1110 10110 110110001010110 1011001 10101 111101100101 00101011010 101001101 0101011010 0111 110100101 010101 11011 1111010101 110111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 53
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 78
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 151
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; my, i, our, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, from, and, i 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 Tale Of Enthusiasm;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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