This is an analysis of the poem Twin-Born that begins with:

He who possesses virtue at its best,
Or greatness in the true sense of the word,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbXcaacbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101010101 1100011001 1111010011 1111111101 0001100101 1111110011 1101011111 01001101100 1111101101 1111101001 1100110101 1101111101 1101011101 1111110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 617
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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 Twin-Born;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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