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

Speak, your lips are free.
Speak, it is your own tongue....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXb XXbc XaXc X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11111 100111 1001110 111011 1100101 011101011 011011 110010101 101100101 010101011 10010111 11110111 01011001 101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 93
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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; speak, your are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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