This is an analysis of the poem He Was Lucky that begins with:

The old man
leaves his house, carries books....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abbc XbdX XAcdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011 101101 010101001 10001 011101 01011001 0111 010111101 011 10111 10111 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 He Was Lucky;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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