This is an analysis of the poem Robin Hood And The Monk that begins with:

In somer, when the shawes be sheyne,
And leves be large and long,...

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: XaXa bcXc dXdX dcdX XXXX dece ccdX dXdfXX dgeX dXdX XhdX eXXd XcXc dXXX dibX XXXX XXjX XfdX Xcdk dXXX Xddd dlXc XffX XXdi XXXX XXXc dXdc Xede dXeX dX fdXd dcdk Xcdc cXXc dcXjde cBXX eXXX XmXm XXXX nXXX dcXX nXXX XiXX dcgc XXcX cdXX XCmc XdXd XjXc dbXX Xb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,6,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,2,4,4,4,4,6,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101001 1100111 101100110 010101 011011001 110101 111100101 100111 110110 1000110 011111 10101011 10010101101 111111 011011111 101010 11111110 10111 11100111 001001 111101110 111111 11111101 011101 1001011011 111101 01110100110 1010110 1110101 1011110 1101110 110011 111111 1111100 111101110 1111111 11011111 1111010 111111101 1011111 11110101101 1001110 11110101101 1110100 110111110110 111101 11111101 11111 110110010 1100111 01011010 111101 1011111110 11011101 011011101 111001 1011110 111011 1111101101 1101111 1001111 11101110 11010100 111010 110101010 0101110 11010100 1001001 11011110 0111110 11001101 11010101 111000101 101101 011101101 1101110 1111110 1111111 110111 11110 10100100 110011000 11111110 101101 11101010 1110001 1110110 1110101 10101101 11011111 11010101 100111 11011000101 111010110 1110110 110111 1010101 0010111 010101101 01111 10101101 111101 110110111 1101001 11010101110 10011 11010111 111111 110100101 111111 01010101 1001101 111010110 1101111 11111000110 101011 101111101 111111 1000011 1111000 110101101 1111101 1010001 110101 101101101 1011111 1110101 1011011 110110110 111001 111101101 1101111 11101101001 111100 101101100 1101111 10011101 110100 11100101 0010110 111011101 101111 111111101 100101 11100100 110110 1111101 1011111 11011101 001111 101110100010 1101101 111101110 1010101 111110101 11011001 1111011010 11100110 1100011101 110111 110100101 1111001 11111101 11100111 00110 110100 1101111001 0101010 01110010 111101 1011101 0010111 1111110 1111100 111111101 111111 11101011 111111 11011100110 111010 0111101 011101 11110001 011101 110101001 11110 110101001 111111 1010101 1111101 0010001 11011 11100110 1111101 10111100 1110100 0111101 110111 111101101 111101 11101111 101110 1100101 110111 1010101 111111 111011 010111 11011101 1010011 101101001 11010101 111111 1011111 111111 011111 111010001 010101 01101010 111110 11101001010 11011011 100111111 1111 1111101 111001 01111101 101010 11110001 111110 1110101 010101 011010 111111 1101111 011111 0110100 011101 1110100 0100110 1101010 1100110 100101101 1100111 1001010110 111001 1111110 111111 111101110 11011001 1011010010 11111 110001011 111001 101010101 1000110 100111010 110101 1011011101 111111 1111100100 010110 0101111 1111001 1111001 11001001 1010111 100111 1011111 1011001 101101010 111110 11101110010 110111 01011010 1111111 101110001 1111001 1110101101 110101 11010101 111110 111011001 011001 111010010 101111 01010101 010101 01010101 0101111 110110101 10101011 1111101 0100111 111101010 10111 10111110 111111 010101100 10111 110101010 111111 1101101 0101111 1110011111 11111 111001101101 111101 1110100111 111111 1011110 111100 11010110 111111 10111101 111100 11100101101 110111 1111011010 101001 10111111 111011 11011111 100101 1110100 11101 111011 110111 110100100 1101101 1101101 01100 1011100010 011111 101110011 1111111 1100100100 010110 11110001 1111011 1111111 10011010 11111111 111110 1110101101 0110111 1010010111 110111 11010101 111110 101010101 10111 1110010111 111100110 110010001 110111 11010011 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 89
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 359
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ', beyre, to, sone, he, be, we, john, in, save, yow, gaf are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, and, i, john, the, for, 'i are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines jon, kyng, john are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase john connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Robin Hood And The Monk;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Anonymous Olde English

Advertisement