This is an analysis of the poem Gwine to Run All Night; or, De Camptown Races that begins with:

De Camptown ladies sing dis song
Doo dah! doo dah!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaCdBdCecfcgBgChBhCiBiCjBjCeBeCfBfC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 36,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 1111 010111101 1111 111111110 1111 11111010101 1111 10111 10111 1111010101 1101101 0111010111 1111 1101111101 1111 0111000111 1111 111010111 1111 110111001 1111 010101001 1111 110110111 1111 100110101 1111 11110111 1111 1011101 1111 1111010101 1111 1111001111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 967
  • Average number of words per stanza: 213
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; doo, dah, de are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Gwine to Run All Night; or, De Camptown Races;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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