This is an analysis of the poem The Fairies' Siege that begins with:

I have been given my charge to keep--
Well have I kept the same!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcdC XcdcXcXC XebeXcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101101 111101 1001101011 10001001 11101101 1111101 1101001111 10101111 1101101011 1111011 1001111001 10001001 111001001 11101011 1001111001 10101111 111111100 1111101 0010111111 10001001 111001001 10111 1111101011 0101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 292
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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  • summary of The Fairies' Siege;
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