This is an analysis of the poem The Mountains Of Mourne that begins with:

Oh Mary this London's a wonderful sight
With people here workin' by day and by night...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbcC aaddeecC bbffggcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001001001 01011011111 11101011011 111001011001 11111011111 111101101011 111111111110 10100111001 101111001101 101011001001 10101111001 11111011011 111010111101 110101101101 101001011001 10100111001 11001111011 01001101001 11001011011 11101001001 10111011001 01011101111 111101111011 001101111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 386
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet repeated the same word sea 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 Mountains Of Mourne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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