This is an analysis of the poem The Currency Lass that begins with:

THEY marshalled her lovers four and four,
A drum at their heads, in the days of old:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccccdededadacdcdfXffghghbibidjdjbebebXbXikikbXbeihihbfbXhchc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 64,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110010111 0111100101 111111101 11011001011 110011101 1110101111 110111111 11111001111 111010101 1111101111 110110111 11101101001 110010101 0100111101 1110111001 1100111101 1100010111 0111110101 111010111 11001011001 1101101011 0100101101 010111111 111011101 110110111 1111100101 010010111 1100100111 010110101 0110100111 110011101 1110101111 110101101 1100100101 1101000111 11011101001 110011111 0110100111 010010111 11011001011 110110111 11011111010 110110111 11011001110 010110101 1110110111 010110111 1111100101 110111111 1111111111 110011111 0111001001 010010101 011110111 110010111 010100101 110110111 1101111101 110010101 1100110111 110010101 1101101111 010010101 0110101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2778
  • Average number of words per stanza: 543
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; her, and, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, the, 'a are repeated.

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

  • summary of The Currency Lass;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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