This is an analysis of the poem Man, The Man-Hunter that begins with:

I SAW Man, the man-hunter,
Hunting with a torch in one hand...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX bcaX acX XXb XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110110 10001011 1010110010 1001110 110 10111 011010110 111111 11010 0111 111101 0010011 110100101 1010011 1111 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 466
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of Man, The Man-Hunter;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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