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

Though the winds be strong that lash along the steeds of the charging sea,
With lunge and urge of assaulting surge yet seeking a further goal,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABaBBBCc ddeeccff bbffggcc ccXXcccc bbggbbcc hhccXafX aaiibbaaXABaBBBCc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111010100101 0111001011100101 10010110100101100 1101111111010101 10101110011101101 111010011100100111 11001001011100101 10011100011101101 11111010110111010 101001011111001010 1011001111100111 0101001010100101 101010100110010101 1010111010011101 10111101010100101 111101010011101 1101101010110101 10101001010100101 10111010011111 1001101010011100 1001101010100111 1111001110011101 101001101011111101 10101111011010101 111101010110101 11010010000100101 11010011100100101 010111010101001 101111010110101 0101011011010101 1101110111010101 0010100101101101 11011100011101 101101011100101 1010111011100101 11001001011110101 101101110100111 110101001101001001 1101101110100101 1100101000101001 100111010100101 101111111111101 101101011101111 1100111010011101 1010011101111111 101001101010101101 101001110110100111 11011011111010010 1011001010010111 1001001110011101 1101101010110101 00101001011101101 111111111111111 1010111010011101 1001101111010111 10011011001010101 1010111010100101 0111001011100101 10010110100101100 1101111111010101 10101110011101101 111010011100100111 11001001011100101 10011100011101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 570
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 70 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, he, and, that, they, to, had, in are repeated.

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

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

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