This is an analysis of the poem Eleventh Brother that begins with:

one arm still a swan's wing
The worst had happened before:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaaXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011 0111001 10111011 100011 11010110 010100111 10010011 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 230
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Eleventh Brother;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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