This is an analysis of the poem The Deserter that begins with:
I know not why or whence he came
Or how he chanced to go; ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Xaba XbXb XcXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111111 1111001 11011111 110111 11111111 111111 11111100 010101 11110101 111111 10110101 011101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
- Average number of words per stanza: 26
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he is repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of The Deserter;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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