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

Those eyes that set my fancy on a fire,
Those crispéd hairs that hold my heart in chains, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdbdccdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11111101010 111111101 11011101010 1110111101 1111010101 1101010001 11111101001 11100011101 1111110101 1111011101 1111110111 1101111101 1111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 619
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, those, that, o are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words those, o are repeated.

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

  • summary of Conquest;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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