This is an analysis of the poem Ode At Magnolia Cemetery that begins with:

Sleep sweetly in your humble graves,
Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbc aaaa dede afaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001101 11000101 11110101 010101 01010001 01001101 11110101 010001 11010100 11011101 01110111 1101001 11011101 11011101 11110101 110101 11010001 101100101 11010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word sleep is repeated.

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

  • summary of Ode At Magnolia Cemetery;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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