This is an analysis of the poem Requiem For The Plantagenet Kings that begins with:

For whom the possessed sea littered, on both shores,
Ruinous arms; being fired, and for good, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cacadbdbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 11001110111 10011010110 0101010011 10110010101 0101010101 1101010011 1110110101 0111010111 1111010001 0111111100 010100100101 01110110111 1101110101 0111100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 314
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Requiem For The Plantagenet Kings;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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