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

Within his office, smiling.
Sat JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba bcXc Xcbc dXdX Xccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 110100 11010101 010001 0101010 110111 0111110 011101 11010100 010101 11011001 110011 1111010 110001 0101110 11100 0110010 010101 11010001 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, he are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word he 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 Dove;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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