This is an analysis of the poem The Gunners that begins with:

WHO may the victors be, not yet we know;
Our care, all sights set true, the shell in place,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101001111 1111110101 0110010101 0101001101 1111010111 0101110111 1101011111 1101110111 0101111101 1101011101 010111101 1101010101 1101011111 01111000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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