This is an analysis of the poem The Missed Train that begins with:
How I was caught
Hieing home, after days of allure,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abba cbbc adda eeeeXdccd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111 11101001 110011101 101011 11011 01001011 01111101 101101 11101 111000101 011011011 101101 11101 11010101 101101101 011010 00111 101101111 101011011 101101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; how, to, in are repeated.
The author used the same word how at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of The Missed Train;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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