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

Nature had long a Treasure made
Of all her choisest store;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bbXb abab cdcX eaea Xafa fgfg hfhf fdfd fbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101 010101 10111001 010111 0100101 110011 01001100 111101 11000111 100101 10110001 110101 11010101 1101011 01101101 11110 11010111 111111 11110101 011001 110100110 01101 01010101 111101 11010101 110101 10110111 110101 11010011 010111 11010001 001101 11010011 011101 11011111 110111 11010101 110101 11011110 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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 The Match;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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