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

THE wind blows salt from off the sea
And sweet from where the land lies green;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcc adadbb Xebeff Xbabgg XabaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 11010111 11010111 11111101 11011101 01110101 10110101 11011101 10010111 11100101 11111111 11111101 11110011 11110111 11011111 11011111 11011101 11110111 11010101 11010001 11011101 01010101 11110111 01111101 10111101 10010111 10111101 11011110 11011101 10100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; and, she, of, i, no, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word no is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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