This is an analysis of the poem The Digger's Song that begins with:

Scrape the bottom of the hole: gather up the stuff,
Fossick in the crannies, lest you leave a grain... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabcCCdeed cXccXcCCfdggXd ffbfXfcCdbbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,14,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101000110101 10001011101 01 1010100110001 111000111111 1 1010101 1010101 1010101110001 10100010 10101010 01010101010001 10111010101101 10101011010 0 1010101010101 111010101010 101 1010101 1010101 101010111011 1 101111 100111 110111000100 01 101010110101 1010101010001 1111100111 111 1111010111010 1 1010101 1010101 1011101000101 1111101 1111101 1110100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 637
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Digger's Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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