This is an analysis of the poem Truant that begins with:

HiDE all your snares, vain town
Gilded with cross and crown, ...

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: aaXX bbcc bbXc ddbb bXee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 100111 111101 011100 101111 110101 1100101 011011 101101 010001 101110 100000 101101 010001 101101 001101 111011 01010101 1111001 011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Truant;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!