This is an analysis of the poem To My Younger Brother, On His Return From Spain, After The Fatal Retreat Under Sir John Moore, And The Battle Of Corunna. that begins with:
THO' dark are the prospects and heavy the hours,
Tho' life is a desert, and cheerless the way;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXb acac dXdX efef gdgd Xhih ifif Xaia jbjbXbibi
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 111010110010 11001011001 11101001001 11011001 11001111011 01001111101 001100110001 001101101 001001001101 01001001010 11001001101 0010010011 11011001101 11001011001 11011111001 01111001 1010010011011 01001001001 11011001011 01011011 11011011111 11101101011 11001011101 001001001 11111001001 11101001001 11001111001 111001101 1011010010010 101101101101 11011101101 111001001 11101010001 111011101101 101011110001 11011001 11101011101 100001111001 001001101101 11101001
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
- Average number of words per stanza: 33
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, from, of, and, my, how are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words tho', with, from, that, and are repeated.
The author used the same word how at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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