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

Yes, Ethiopia yet shall stretch
Her bleeding hands abroad;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eeee fgfg eheh heeXbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100111 010101 01010011 010101 01010101 010001 01010111 110101 01011101 011111 01011101 110101 01010101 110101 11111001 110101 110011101 110101 1110101 1101001 01111111 1101010 0101010 110101 11010011 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 115
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; from is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines day is repeated).

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

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

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