This is an analysis of the poem Skeeta ( An Old Servant's Tale ) that begins with:

Our Skeeta was married, our Skeeta! the tomboy
and pet of the place,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XababcdcefXfXegeachc iacajaka bgigglilcmgm ieieehahnndngnonncec ceeeieheggpgngig cqiqfjgjjgggeajaagrgjrgrpqXq nrhrinoXcdirXfdf renebdbddagacafaaeaegnonrbkbifef innnfecedcXcageg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,8,12,20,16,28,16,32,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110110011 11001 11101011011 101101 11011001011 101101 110010110101 011001 1111101101 1001001 111110010010 01001 0100000110100 1101101 1110101100101 1011 00110101100 1011001 0010010010010 01001 01011101010 1101101 00100101101 11101001 0101010110010 01110 1110100101100 1001 10111100101 1001110 1110111101100 1011 010111010011 11001 1110100100100 1101 111111011010 1011011 101011010110 10001 11100100100 1101011 01011101110 1001101 111101101011 111001 1111111101010 11111 11011101011 011011 001111011011 101001 111101001011 111101 1011111110 111111001 1110011110010 01100 00101110101 1011111 1110110101 1011111 110010010110 01011 1100101101100 1101 110010011010 01001 0101110100101 1001 110010110001 101101 1111110100110 01001 10100101100100 1101 1110111101100 1001 1111011100100 1001 110011111110 01111 11011001111 001011 11111101000101 1101 11101111101 1111101 1101110100101 1011 10101101101 101101 1111101101100 1011 0101100101100 0001 110010101110 01001 0111100111 1010001 110111110001 001011 1110101101101 1001 11101001011 1111101 1110110010110 01001 10101010110100 1011110 010011110110 010110 101001001010 10111011 11101101011100 1001 111010110110 11001 111101111011 1011101 11101101011 101101 11111111100 1111001 1111100101101 1011 110011110111 11011 11101011011001 1111 00110111101 1011000 1011010010111 01101 001001101001 101101 111011111011 101011 0100111101101 1101 11111101011 101001 01111011001 101001 00100110100101 1101 111110010110 11101 1100100111100 1101 1010111010111 11001 110111110010 11111 11001001001 101011 0011010010110 01001 111111011000 1011101 0101110101101 1111 110110010010 11001 110110101111001 101 110111111010 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 860
  • Average number of words per stanza: 135
  • Amount of lines: 176
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, her, to, his, in, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word of is repeated.

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

  • summary of Skeeta ( An Old Servant's Tale );
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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