This is an analysis of the poem The Buck that begins with:

I've tracked you up the wind, my buck;
You're lying plain in sight....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababab cdcdcd Xefefe gfgfgfXcbcbcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 110101 11010101 110101 11111111 111101 11010101 111111 11011111 111101 111101001 1111001 01011101 111101 11010101 011111 11110101 011001 111101110 110111 110111110 011111 1111010010 111101 11110101 110111 11111101 111011 11110111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, and, your, i are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Buck;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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