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

ONE comes with foot insistent to my door,
Calling my name;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXab caccca deddde dfdddf gfgggX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1101010011 1011 1111111101 110101110110 0101110101 0101 1101010101 0111 01010001001 1111000101 1101111101 1111 1101110111 1111 11010111101 10111011011 1111000101 1101 1101010101 0101 0101110111 0101010001 1101110011 0101 1111111111 1111 1111110101 1101010101 1111110110 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; with, too, one, still are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, still are repeated.

    The author used the same word ''tis at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase still connects the lines.

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

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