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

There is a courage, a majestic thing
That springs forth from the brow of pain, full-grown,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b b a a b b a c d c d cXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001000101 10110010111 0101111101 11010010111 1001001100 0101111101 1101111111 110101111101 0101011101 0101010101 1101010101 1001110111 0101110101 1101111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 43
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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