This is an analysis of the poem Cathloda — Duan Iii that begins with:

Ossian, after some general reflections, describes the situation of Fingal, and the position of the army of Lochlin. — The conversation of Starno and... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: X a a X b X X X X c X b X d d d XXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101100010010101001010010001001001010010110010101010110101000101010101000110110101001001011001010101010101010111010011010011000110110100 1001001011101111101110101 1110010111110101101011101011101101110101011110011111101100101111000101010111010011011011100110101111110 11010110111111100100110100011110100101000111010101001010101111111101110111100010111000011101011101000111010111000110111101110101 1110101110101110010111010110101011111110011111100111110100101 1100110011001010101111001010101011001011011010111100101001101111001110010110101010011001010 01010110100011001110100101110101101101011010010111001010101110101100101011101010101101101101111011011111110 1100101000101110101110101001110111011001011100111010011101010011101010011110110101011110101 101111010010101111010111100101011110101011010110001011100101011101011000101101010110110100101010010100100111101010101011100101010011100 100011111010010111000101010110101011110101111000101111101101101010111101011101010101010100111011001 111001011111 101010110010011010101110111111010011101001101010010100111101110101110101011011101110110100010010111110101011011101 10101001101011101111010110111111011100110110 101010011110101110110111000111010101010010101110100111010101111010100101 100011101101010111101101101 1100101110101011111010111010011010100100111010110010101010100 101100110010110111010101101111101010101101101011010101011101001110101011101011110010001101001110100110101101010100101111011010111001010101101101010100101010111100010 0100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 315 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 58
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, starno, to, fingal, in, his, he, from, they, that, on, with, own, thy, old, their, like, i, her, my, foina, corman, trunar, king, annir, lock, foe, bragal, pierced, deep, she, father, urlor, white, eyes, rolled, nor, son, rose, called, night are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines is repeated).

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

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

  • summary of Cathloda — Duan Iii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by James Macpherson