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

O WE have loved you through cold and rain
And pitiless frost,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaabCdbddbCbebbeC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111111 11001 01011000111 1001101101 10111 100100 110111111 11001 011100101 111111110 101101 100100 110110111 10101 11101001001 10111001 11011 100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 551
  • Average number of words per stanza: 100
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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:

    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; and, again are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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