This is an analysis of the poem An Inspiration that begins with:

However the battle is ended,
Though proudly the victor comes ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbXcaC dcXcecAC XfefbcAC dacaXcAC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110010010 1100101 010011101 1100101 1101010 0100101 11001010 0100101 101001010 110101 1010010101 111111 11101110 1101001 11001010 0100101 11111110 101001011 10111010001 0100111 111101010 01010001 11001010 0100101 1111010 110111 110100101 11101001 11011010 010101 11001010 0100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; o is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word right at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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