This is an analysis of the poem 'Sumpter Has Fallen, But Freedom Is Saved' that begins with:

Thank God 'tis so! for now we know
All compromise is ended.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb Xcdc ecfX deae bcbc bfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 1101010 11011101 1101010 11111101 11010110 11010111 1101010 11011011 1100010 11011101 0100110 01011001 1111010 11111111 1101010 10010001 1101010 11111111 0101010 11010101 1101010 11111111 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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.

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

  • summary of 'Sumpter Has Fallen, But Freedom Is Saved';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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