This is an analysis of the poem The Cavalier's March To London that begins with:

To horse! to horse! brave Cavaliers!
To horse for Church and Crown! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcaca dadaefef ghghdidi ajajgjkj lglghbhX mimigaga ikikcncn gkgkiiii aaaabibi obobakak
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01011101 011111 11111111 111101 0010010101 0101010 11010001 010101 01100101 010101 11011101 110101 11010101 1100010 11010111 0100010 11110101 010011 11010101 111011 101001101 110111 11011111 101111 10111101 110101 11011101 110111 11010101 110001 110111010 110111 11011111 110111 11010101 010101 11110001 01001010 11110111 0101100 111000101 1101110 01100101 1101010 101010001 110101 11011111 011101 11010111 0101010 11010111 1111010 01011111 011101 011101001 110101 01110111 11010010 11010101 1100010 00110111 0101110 01010101 0101110 11010101 1101010 11010101 0100010 110100111 1101001 11110101 110101 11011111 0101010 11010101 0101010 101111001 1111110 1011111 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to, horse, and, down, quarter, no, blood, those, names are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, the, and, down, no are repeated.

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  • summary of The Cavalier's March To London;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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