This is an analysis of the poem The Call To Ireland that begins with:

We have fought so much for the nation
In the tents we helped to divide; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaabXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111010 00111001 101011010 11100101 1010011110 10101001 1111111111 101001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 301
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

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  • summary of The Call To Ireland;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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