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

William, my teacher, my friend ! dear William and dear Dorothea !
Smooth out the folds of my letter, and place it on desk or on table ;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXdeXfX Xgegh XeijbXcicXe k XjjheekgX kidXaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,5,11,1,9,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011110111010 11010110110111110 1011011111110110 10010011010010010 1001011001001111 1101001111010110 10010010010010000 11111011100010011 00010010011011010 111000111011010 1011011001110110 11111011110110 111010110110011 11011110111111011 1011111110110110 100100111010010 1001110010011110 11100101111111 100111010110010 11110111111110 1001100111110010110 10010111110110010 111011101011110 10010111100110011 101100111010010110 1010010001 1000000000111010 101001110110010 11010011011010010 1101001110010111 11101001010010 1110010101110010 101100101110010 10010111000101110 10110011010100100 110111111010011 111101011010100100 101101001011101 1011111110111010 111011011110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 363
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, my, on, of, o, i, image, that, him, it, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word him is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase him connects the lines.

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

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

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