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

Come all ye friends, and citizens,
Where-ever you may be,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdeD eDXdfgeg hghgegXg ebebafaf adXhghchXefefedhd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111100 110110 11000111 010101 11100101 111111 11111010 0010001 11010010 0010001 110011101 010011 01110101 010011 10111010 1010101 1110110 110101 1111110 011101 1101010 110101 10001010 110001 10010010 111101 1101010 0110101 1111010 1111101 1101010 1110101 11110101 110011 10010101 110011 11010101 1101011 11010111 100101 11010010 110101 11010100 011111 100010010 010001 101110 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 229
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; to, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, come, your, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word come 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 Temperance Army;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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