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

It's a mighty good world, so it is, dear lass,
When even the worst is said....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabaXcbC dedefcbC agdgbcfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 00100110011 1100101 10110101101 11001011 0110101101 11011011 1110111011 001001101 11111111001 11001011 11011101011 11011011 110111101101 010011011 1101101001 001001101 11011111101 01011011 11011111001 11111001 111111111111 11101111 1111111111 10010011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 359
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; and is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word all 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 Cheer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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