This is an analysis of the poem The Chalice Of Circe that begins with:

DRINK of our Cup--of the red wine that burns in it,
All the wild shames that have crusted its mouth, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaab acaac deddX fgfXg afaaX hahhX ihiih cjccj gkXgk XleXl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101100111100 1011111001 101100101100 101100101100 1011001001 10001011000100 1011011101 100101100100 101100100100 1001011001 100100110101 1011011011 101100110101 101101101101 1011001111100 10010010010 10110110001 11011011010 110010010010 1001001011 110100101100 100111001 101101101100 10100101100 1010101111100 101101100101 1101001001 101110100101 101001101101 10010110010 11111010010 11010101011 10111011010 110010010110 1011011011 100101100100 1011001001 101100101100 101100101100 1011001001 10110110010 1001101001 011111010010 110110100010 11001001001 10110110110 1011011011 10010011010 010110110010 010101101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 225
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 51
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, in, it, there, us, and, them, of, their are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, there, us, them are repeated).

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

  • summary of The Chalice Of Circe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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