This is an analysis of the poem Song Ii that begins with:

Why flatter thyself, Tyrant,
In ways great in evil?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac adef dXgc XbXe ffac bcaa gXec gXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 011010 0110101 1011010 1011010 11110 0101101 1110100 101111010 011110100 11100101 101101010 1001111 10010010 10101111 1101000101 1001111 11010001 001011001 0101101 1010111010 10101001001 11101001 1011101 111101101 1000110 1001101 01101001 11010111 111100010 1100111 1100010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Song Ii;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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