This is an analysis of the poem The Chord that begins with:

Courageous lair "might prevail"
Waking up to her your "yellow coal"...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XX X Xa Xb c c XX bX cb XX aX X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,2,2,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110100 10100110010 1001 1100010 00101 10100 01010101101 1111 11 10110 11 01001010011 1010 010001000110 11001 0101 100101100010110 01000101010 101001000101 11 01100 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 38
  • Average number of words per stanza: 6
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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