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

The House is crammed: tier beyond tier they grin
And cackle at the Show, while prancing ranks ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101101111 1101011101 0101010101 0101011111 11101011101 1001111111 11001110101 0101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; to is repeated.

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

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

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