This is an analysis of the poem Hawse Work that begins with:

Stop! there's the wild bunch to right of the trail,
Heads up and ears up and ready to sail,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddef ggdddX ddef hhiijj ddef ccbbddXddef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,6,4,6,4,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101001 1111111001 1101001001 1101011011 1001101001 1011101001 1110110100 110110100 1101001011 11111011 111100111 1001111001 1101101101 1011011101 1101101101 101101010 1110110100 110110100 1011001101 10011011 1001001001 1110101011 10111110001 100101101 1011001111 1111001101 1110110100 110110100 1101111001 10010011 111101111 1001101001 0001001101 101111111 110100111 1111101001 1110110100 110110100 1111101001 11011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in, work, hawse, of are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Hawse Work;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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