This is an analysis of the poem President Lincoln's Proclamation Of Freedom that begins with:

IT shall flash through coming ages;
It shall light the distant years; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXa abcb dede efaf egbg cbXb cbXb dgcgXabfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111010 0110100 1111010 1010111 01101010 1010111 011010100 111101 01101010 1010101 10111010 010111 01101010 1010101 10111010 1010101 10111110 1110101 10111110 0010001 10111010 1000101 0101110 110101 10101110 110001 1111010 0010011 10101010 10011101 10111010 0010101 10111011 10100101 101001010 1100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word it at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of President Lincoln's Proclamation Of Freedom;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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