This is an analysis of the poem Tecumseh that begins with:

There was a time on this fair continent
When all things throve in spacious peacefulness.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcccdcXeafacgffheXfigjcfbeikcfdXabgec bfXajjakcfjeeceXgbeachflggfcebleiXXkkfajeifX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 38,44,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101101100 1111010100 01001010101 1101011101 1101110101 0101110001 1001000101 1111110100 1111010101 1111010111 01001110001 1101100101 0100010011 1001010001 0101110101 10110100110 01101101010 110101001011 1111111100 0101110101 10011010111 1101001101 11011000101 1101100101 1101011011 1111011101 1101010101 1001010101 1101010101 1111010101 1101001101 1001010101 10010011101 1001000101 1101111100 01001010101 1101010101 1101100101 101111011111 1111110111 01001101010 1100010100101 1101011100 1111111101 1011011001101 1001000101 10111110101 0111011101 1101111101 1101010111 0111011101 0101010101 01001010111 0101011111 0101011101 11111100101 110001001010 1101110111 11001010101 1100110100 1101110011 1100111001 0101110001 1111011101 1100110101 1111010011 1011110101 1011011100 1101010111 1001111101 1111000101 1111001100 1011011100 1100010101 1001010101 1101111101 1011010101 11001011101 1101011101 1101010111 1111110000 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1792
  • Average number of words per stanza: 317
  • Amount of lines: 83
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase free connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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