This is an analysis of the poem Be Brave that begins with:

Be brave.
Be who you are....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCdedfghgg ABCgiigggieg hhXfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,12,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01 0111 1011 11001010 10110 010101010 010011111 1001001010 110001 101000010 1001001001010 01 0111 1011 1011101 11 110111 111001010 11111010 01010101010 0111111 110 11101010 101101 111 1100010010 01 001011001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; to, be, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words be, you, let are repeated.

    The author used the same word be 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 Be Brave;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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