This is an analysis of the poem Wolf And Hound that begins with:

You'll take my tale with a little salt;
But it needs none, nevertheless!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b a b c d c d e d e d e a e a f a f a d g d g h i h i a X a j k l k l c m c m g a g a a n a n d X d g l d l d o j o j a g a g e b e b p p g b g d l d l a q a q b h b h a g a g g p g p c m cXm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111100101 10111001 111010111 0101101 1010111101 0111101 1110111001 11110111 100111101 1111111 1010110111 1110111 11111101011 1111111 10110111011 1011111 110101101 10110111 1100100101 1110101 1011010101 00111001 10100100111 11101001 1110110111 00101001 1010111101 1110101 110100101 1101100 1110100101 1110101 1111100111 11100111 011111101 101010101 1110111101 10101011 110111001 11101001 110100101 1101101 0010101101 11100101 1110110111 1110111 100011111 001001001 1111110101 1100101 011011111 00101101 100111001 00111001 1110100101 1100101 111001111 1100101 1110100101 11101111 1010110101 1111101 111100111 1111111 1010010111 11111001 11111101001 11100101 111011110 011110 1011 1010110101 1111001 1110110111 10110111 110110100 11101011 01100100111 1110001 110011111 1111101 1011110101 10101101 110110111 10101101 110100101 1110111 1011111101 1111101 111111101 101110011 111110101 0101111 111110111 1101111 110110101 11111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 97
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 36
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, and, i, had, we, flash are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, he are repeated.

    The author used the same words and, i, he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Wolf And Hound;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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