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

A flying word from here and there
Had sown the name at which we sneered,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbc dbdbbXbe fXfffefe ghghhXhf ijijjbjb bkbkklkl mlmllXli lclXcmXm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010111 11011111 11011101 00011101 01000111 11010101 11010011 10010111 11110100 11010101 11010101 11011101 11010111 1111100 11010111 11011111 11110001 11111110 11111111 01011111 11010111 01101101 11111101 11010001 11010001 11010111 11001011 11001101 11010111 010111110 00010111 11010111 01101101 01010111 100000101 01000111 11001101 01001101 01111101 11010101 11011101 11010111 11010111 11110101 01001101 10010101 11000101 01010100 01001101 11010101 010100101 01010001 01110101 11111100 100110001 10011001 11011101 111011001 11110101 11111100 11110001 11000001 1100110 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word he 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 Master;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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