This is an analysis of the poem Guinevere At Her Fireside that begins with:

A nobler king had never breath-
I say it now, and said it then....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABAB bcbc dede fXfe gXgXXABAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 11011101 11010111 110101001 11010101 11010111 11111111 11010101 01011101 01111101 11110101 11011111 010111001 11010100 01010101 11111101 11110101 11010101 11010111 10110100 01011101 11011101 11010111 110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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 is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word the 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 Guinevere At Her Fireside;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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