This is an analysis of the poem Rebellion that begins with:

Always when Absalom returned at night,
Tired from hunting, yet adventure-filled,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaccXcdadeafceebXXXfXbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111000111 1001010101 1101100101 1101110001 1011110101 1111011101 1111110001 1101010101 1011011111 1001100111 1001101001 1101111101 1111010101 1101010111 1101011001 1101110111 1011001101001 1100010101 0111010100 1111111111 0101111011 0101001111 1111011101 0111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1055
  • Average number of words per stanza: 200
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Rebellion;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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