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

Kilmore cares not who comes nigh.
But, with a calm, incurious eye,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabcccbdddb eeebfXfcgggc hhhidddihhXXeeeh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 10011001 11011101 1101010 10100101 01011111 11011101 1100010 01110001 01011111 11110111 1101110 11010101 01100101 011100111 11001010 11010101 01010100 010100101 0111010 11010101 01010111 10110101 0111010 11010111 01011101 110010101 1111010 11110101 01011101 11100111 1100110 11011111 00110111 01011100 1101110 111101001 11010101 01010101 0111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 439
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; now, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word she 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 Kilmore;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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