This is an analysis of the poem Twenty - One that begins with:

Affectionately inscribed to my nephew, S. A.
Here is my hand, young kinsman,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abcb dddd efaf ggcg Xhch Xaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100001011010 1011111 100100 10111100 111101 11000101 1100101 01001101 01011 1001011 010101 11111111 1101001 01110011 010111 01011001 010111 1111110 110101 11011101 010101 11110111 1001101 110010101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

    The author used the same word 'tis 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 Twenty - One;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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