This is an analysis of the poem The Little Street that begins with:

Listen. The clop of wooden soles still sounds
along this crudely cobbled alleyway,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXXaXbbacdccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001010111 0101010101 0100010100 111110101 0111101110 1001001101 1101110101 1101011101 0101000101 0101110101 11001111101 0111110101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 561
  • Average number of words per stanza: 93
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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