This is an analysis of the poem To Faneuil Hall that begins with:

MEN! if manhood still ye claim,
If the Northern pulse can thrill,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcbXcdcebebfefegbgbdhdhebeBififcbcbhfhfhXhB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 0010111 1111111 10101 1010101 1011101 1011101 101001 11101010 1011111 1110101 11101 1110101 1001111 10010101 101001 0111101 0110101 11101001 11101 1101111 1001101 1011101 11101 1110111 10011101 1110101 10101 1110111 1011101 1011101 101001 1111111 1010101 1010111 10111 1110101 1011111 11101000 101001 1111111 1011111 1111111 11101 1110101 10010011 1011101 101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1465
  • Average number of words per stanza: 257
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; us is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words from, up are repeated.

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

  • summary of To Faneuil Hall;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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