posted by Morgan
Review the metric pattern in “Old Ironsides.” How does this meter reflect the poem’s subject matter?
I know this is not a do your homework website. I have been on this question forever. I only know the definition to a meter. So I would really like some help with what the meter is and how a meter generally effects a poem. Thank you
The meter in the first two lines is repeated all the way through; each couplet has the same meter.
Ay, TEAR her TATtered ENsign DOWN!
LONG has it WAVED on high,
Do you hear it? Have you read the poem aloud -- with great emphasis on the syllables that I've capitalized and their counterparts in the other lines?
Ok now I understand what the meter is. I still don't understand how stressing these syllables would effect the poem.
Also whats the the poem’s subject matter? This poem uses to many nonword that I can't pick it out.
What do you mean by "nonword"?
Be sure to scroll down in that first linked webpage I gave you, and read the Author's Note. There's a good explanation there of why this poem was written.
you just want help on the whole thing so don;t comment on mine when you are doing the same thing!
It reflects the out burst of the author's feelings and his anger towards the matter..