This is an analysis of the poem The Dying Soldier that begins with:

With forehead throbbing from pain,
With lips that were burning and dry,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbABcdXd eeeeebcb fgfghccc aijihjkj lmbmcgdX mdgdgeeX dkckdlhl mglgibaX AbABXaha
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101001 01101011 010101101 1011101 111 0111111 1111011001 001001001 111 1010101 1111 111111 1011001 1011001 01110111 00100101 1111 1011111 1111 1011101 111011 11101111 11010111 1101011 111 1110101 11111101 0011101 10101101 1101101 1110101001 10100101 1111 1100101 111111101 011111 111101 1110111 1010110101 111101011 111 11001011 0010100111 00111101 1101101 1111101 111010111 111011011 1111101 0110101 110100101 110101 1101111 1010101 1111100101 010100 1111 1110011 011101101 110001 1100101 1111101 101111011 1110101 0101001 01101011 010101101 1011101 01001110 01111010 110100101 0111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; moans, fight, and, march, peace, home, in are repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Dying Soldier;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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