This is an analysis of the poem The Battle Of Limerick that begins with:

Ye Genii of the nation,
Who look with veneration.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaab XXbXcb aabdcb aXbbXb ccXXXb eebFXb XXbccb XXXXXb XXbXXb XXbXcb ggbffb eebXcb ddXccb XXbFfb ffbdXb XeXeeb Xabccb XcbXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100010 1101010 1101010100001 11010010 111010 010010001101 1101010 0101011 010101011101 1101110 1000010 0100101001101 1101010 1100010 11010101101 1100010 1101110 1011001000101 010101 110110 10001010001011 1010101 011101 11101010101 0010101 100101 1101010110100 1010010 0100010 101010110101 1110011 11001 110111010101 110011 110110 010101010101 100001 110011 1101010001101 10100110 10110010 1101001101101 110011 0101001 010111001110 10101010 10101110 010101001101 10100010 1010101 110101011001 1101010 1101110 10111001101 110110 10010010 011100001111 111001010 0101010 1010001010101 110111 100101 110111110101 0010001 010111 110001000101 111001 1100111 1101110111 1101010 10100010 10011001101 010011 110111 11010101010 110101 1011101 110101000101 1010101 1010111 1010001001111 110011 111101 1110101001101 1010111 1110101 111011111011 1010001 11111110 111001100101 1101010 11001 110101101000 1011101 0010101 10101100101 010110 110101 11111001111 0010101 1110101 111110110101 1011010 010101 0110101010111 1110100 1010101 11001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 209
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 108
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Battle Of Limerick;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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