This is an analysis of the poem Eileen Aroon that begins with:

WHEN like the early rose,
   Eileen Aroon! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbbbX cXcXdddX cXcXeeeX fXfXgggX hXhXccXX eXeXdddX cXcXfffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 1010 100111 1010 110101 110101 100101 1010 000101 1010 000101 1010 000101 110111 100101 1010 110101 1010 110101 1010 110101 1001111 100101 1010 110101 1010 110101 1010 101101 110101 1000101 1010 100111 1010 100111 1010 100101 100101 100100 1010 011101 1010 110101 1010 100101 1100101 100101 1010 110101 1010 101101 1010 101101 101101 10011 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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; her is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word aroon at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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