This is an analysis of the poem The Bugle Call that begins with:

DO you hear the call of our Mother
From over the sea, from over the sea? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBcXdde eA ABXXccffA ABXfggffA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,2,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111010110 0100101001 01001001001 001110111 00111011001 1111011001 00100111101 1011101001 111010110 111010110 0100101001 010010101 1100111001 00100111001 1101101001 0011101101 1100100101 111010110 111010110 0100101001 0010110111 0010100101 0011100101 110110101 0010101111 0011100101 111010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 282
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; call, of, to, men are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, do are repeated.

    The author used the same word do at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines mother is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word mother at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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