This is an analysis of the poem 'Courage!' He Said that begins with:

ULYSSES, debarking in the Lotos Land,
Struck the one note that the hapless Ithacans ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab XbXXcX aaaaaXX ccdXeeedeae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,7,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010000101 10111010100 10110011101 1101010 100111000110 11011111110 1001000110 11011101001 1001010 110 101101 110101111101 11110011 011001 1101111001 1111010101 11010100111100 1100111 10100111 1011 00111 0111111 100101 11011101 101101 10101101 1001101 11101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ', and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, nor are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of 'Courage!' He Said;
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  • history of its creation;
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