This is an analysis of the poem A Hunting Song that begins with:

Here's a health to every sportsman, be he stableman or lord,
If his heart be true, I care not what his pocket may afford;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb aacc ddee ddff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1010100100110011 001011111010101 11110100110101 011010101010101 1111010010101 111001101110011 1111110111111 111011101110101 01111111111101 0101011111111 11010101110001 01001100101101 11111101011111 00101011011101 0011001001100101 111010101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 240
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, he, who, us, and, to are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of A Hunting Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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