This is an analysis of the poem Horse Fiddle that begins with:

FIRST I would like to write for you a poem to be shouted in the teeth of a strong wind.
Next I would like to write one for you to sit on a hill...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXdXeXdXbcbaeea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011101000100010011 11110111101101111010101011010110001101001101101100111110010 1101011110001101000110011100010110101111010101111010101 11011 11101 111101 111011 11010111 10111 0110001111010110101010110111 0111100111111100111111001 1111110111111011110 110011 1110010100 11011110 0110101 10101 10100011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1178
  • Average number of words per stanza: 244
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 65 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, for, i, of, moon, and, on, in, like, would, hungry, go are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines moon is repeated).

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

  • summary of Horse Fiddle;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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