This is an analysis of the poem Tartary that begins with:

If I were Lord of Tartary,
Myself, and me alone,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabbba XcccaaXc XdcdeXeX XfXfdddf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010100 111101 11100100 010111 10111111 10110101 10111101 110101 01010100 1001001 01111101 101111 10010111 10110111 11111100 110111 01010100 110101 11111100 111111 11110101 11111100 110101111 1100110 10010100 010101 10010100 110111 01010101 010011101 01010101 0100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, my, in, her are repeated.

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

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

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