This is an analysis of the poem Undeceived that begins with:

SECURE within his citadel, my heart,
A roystering King, has quaft his goblets brimm'd...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaXbbXaXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101010111 01001110101 110010011111 1101000111 11000111001 01010010101 1000011101 0101010101 110111111 1101010111 0101110101 10010011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 522
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; has, his, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines slept is repeated).

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

  • summary of Undeceived;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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