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

LOVE, through your varied views on Art
Untiring have I followed you, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac dede fgfg hihi cici jkjk cici Xdkdk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110111 10011101 10011111 1111011 11111111 110111010 10010001 110110110 11011111 111110001 11110001 11110101 11011101 11011111 11010101 01010101 11110011 010111001 11111001 00010111 11110101 11110001 11011111 11111101 11100101 11011101 11111111 11010101 11111101 11010101 110110111 11010101 11011101 11110111 10110101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word my is repeated.

    The author used the same word i 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 The Last Ditch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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