This is an analysis of the poem When The Bell Blew Up that begins with:

‘THAT’S the boiler at The Bell, mates! Tumble out, Ned, neck and crop—
Never mind your hat and coat, man, we’ll be wanted on the job.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeff ghghee iiiijj gcgckk lklkee cccchhXgkgkii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010111011111 101111111010101 101010101110111 101010111111101 111110101110111 111111101010101 111011101011101 101110101010111 101010101111111 101010101010101 101110101011101 101110101000101 101010101011111 111010101010101 111101101110101 1010100101110101 11101010100111001 101110101010101 1110100101110101 1110101010110100 1011111110100101 101011111110101 1001111101010101 111110101010101 1011111011100111 101010101010101 101010101111111 11111111010111 111010111011101 1010001010100111 101011101111101 101010101110111 1011100111010101 101011111010111 101111101110101 111010111011101 111110111110101 1001010101110111 111011101111101 101010101110111 111110111110111 111010101110101 111100101011101 111011100011111 101011101110101 1110111110101001 101010101010101 111010101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 407
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 67 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • 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; s, to, and, they, she, his are repeated.

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

  • summary of When The Bell Blew Up;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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