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

I am the monarch of the Sea,
The ruler of the Queen's Navee,--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbc cddc eXeX efeX gaga fdfd hiih
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011001 0100011 1110111 110101 11111010101 1110101010101 0101010 11101010 101 110101 11010 111101 11010 100101 11010 010111 11100 111110101110101 1110111 1101101110101 1101011 110111 1100010 1101001 101101110 101100 1101110 10100010 1101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; and, his, buttercup, little, i, he 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 Fragments;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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