This is an analysis of the poem The Heart Of The Dove that begins with:

Say, Bo, this little Yewropean war
It grieves our gloryus nation to the core ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aababbb bbcbdXc XXceXdc cXbXeeb bbfbbbf ffgfhhg ggigjji iikibbk kkckggc ccecbbe Xebeiib
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101001 0111010001 0101001111 1111 11 11 0111 1111110101 11001111001 01010010101 1101 11 10 1111 11110111010 010111011110 1111010101 1111 10 10 11 1011011111 01111100110 111101001 1111 01 11 1111 1111110101 1101011101 1101011101 1101 11 11 1101 1111110101 010011110111 1101100101 1101 01 101 1011 0110011001 1101111101 1001101101 0111 01 01 1111 0111011101 1101110111 1111101111 1101 11 01 1101 1101110101 01010111011 1111110111 1101 11 11 1111 1111010101 1101010101 11111111001 0111 11 11 1011 1101110101 1111010101 1111111101 0101 01 11 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 86
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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; he'd, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he'd, we'd, an' are repeated.

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

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