This is an analysis of the poem Defeat? that begins with:
WHO is it speaks of defeat? —
I tell you a Cause like ours... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXaXbXbXabX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1001001 1110111 01010111 00010010 11010111 110101001 1001111 11101 100101 110101 10110101 0111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 351
- Average number of words per stanza: 69
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
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; as is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word as is repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of Defeat?;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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