This is an analysis of the poem Ould Kilkinny that begins with:

I'm sick o' New York City an' the roarin' o' the thrains
That rowl above the blessèd roofs an' undernaith the dhrains;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX bbbX cccX cccX aaaX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101010101 1101011110001 111111000100111 111010101100 11010100110101 11010100110101 11010101010101 111010101100 01011101011111 110011100010101 111010101110111 011010101100 01010101010111 010101001101101 11010101110111 101111101100 11110101101101 11110111110011 11010111110001 101011110100 11010100010101 11010101010101 11010101111100 101010101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 227
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • 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; an', o', in, their, i'd are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word kilkinny at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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