This is an analysis of the poem Black Flag! that begins with:

Run up your Black Flag,
Skull and crossbones display!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacbcc adaedee dcc abafbfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,3,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 111101 111101111 11011001 01000001 10101001 101011011 111011 11111001 1011001 111101010 101011101 10101011 111101010 1111001 1111011 1101111 1010111 1001010 001111101 10010001 1100101 1001010 11101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; have is repeated.

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

  • summary of Black Flag!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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