This is an analysis of the poem We Mean To Say that begins with:

We mean to say, it never has been granted
That anyone but England could decide,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaabccb adbbdXbeeb dfbbfXbbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101010 1100110101 00111010 10101110 10111011111 01111100010 10101010111 10101110 11111010 1111110101 11010101010 0110011111 10100110 11101010 0111110101 1101010110 0111000111 1011111 1110101 1101101111 11011101010 1111011101 1010111 1010101 00111110101 101111111011 11010111010 1010111 0010111 11000100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 398
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; and, to, it, you are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

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

  • summary of We Mean To Say;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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