This is an analysis of the poem The Circles that begins with:

‘Within yon world-wide cirque of war
What's hidden which they fight so for?’... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbbeeffggeehhffiiXdjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101 11011111 11110101 010111111 11111101 110101001 11110101 01011101 10110111 10110101 01010111 11110101 010010111 11011101 01010111 01011111 11111111 11010111 11110101 01111101 001011101 11010101 10011001 10010101 01011000 11110101 10111111 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 996
  • Average number of words per stanza: 192
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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