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

Who's for the trench-
Are you, my laddie?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbbbX cXcXcccX dXdXeeeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 1111 1101 0111 110001 110101 1110101 1111 110101 1111 110111 1111 111101 110101 1110101 1111 1101001 0111 110101 0111 110101 101101 111101 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 201
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word laddie 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 The Call;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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