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

However skilled and strong art thou, my foe,
However fierce is thy relentless hate... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba ccccdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101111111 1101010101 1111111111 1101010101 0101001111 1101010111 1111101101 1101111111 1001111101 1111110101 1110010111 1011100001 1111110111 1001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 313
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, and, of, my are repeated.

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

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

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