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

Rising early in the morning,
We proceed to light the fire,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc XXdeedXXddec feefbbdXadAAdbBd eegfXghhddeegeegii fjjfAAfbBf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,12,16,18,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100010 10101010 11100010 00101010 1010101 1010001 11101110 00100100 1101010101 10100010 11101010 1101110100 11100110111 0010010010110010 10101010011 1100010101 10111000 11111001 001010101010101 11101010 11101010 101000101111011 10101010 11111010 111000101010101 111001000 11100010 111110101010001 1010011 0010001 101010101010001 10100110 11100110 001110101010001 10101010 10111010 01100110001 11101010 10101000 11100010111 11101010101 00101010101 11111010101 00100010101 11111110 10101010 101010101111011 10100110 10101110 101000101110101 10110110 10101010 111110101111111 00101010 11111010 001010101110101 1010011 0010001 101011101010111 10101010 11100110 001010101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 459
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 62
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, or, and, of are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Working Monarch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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