Thomas Hardy: Poems

analyse the poem of the Ballad-Singer with focus on apostrophy;repetitions and sound patterns? because i can't find it!thanks

analysis of the poem : the Ballad-Singer by thomas hardy

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This poem is directed to a ballad singer who is not actually there, which makes the address an apostrophe. The repetition is most strongly seen, in two ways: first, the stanzas are each four lines long which makes the work the narrator of the poem wants the ballad singer to do more strong and almost command like. Further, the use of the verb "make" in the second line, the sixth line, and then in the last three lines emphasizes how much the narrator needs help in recovering his broken heart.


The poem "The Ballad Singer"