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

But a few words could William say,
And those few could not speak plain,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccc dXde fgfg bbbX eaXa cccc hihi jeje kbkb Xjcj cjcj jdjd abaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10111101 1111111 11110111 1011111 01110001 01010101 11010001 11110101 11010111 0010101 11110111 1110101 01001101 1011111 01010101 0111111 11101110 11100101 11111001 101111010 11010101 1011101 11011100 11101001 10010101 0010111 11011111 1011101 1011001001 10001010 11110101 01101110 01010101 1110101 11111111 10101001 11010101 1011111 110101001 11010101 011101100 0110011 110101010 1010101 10010111 1111111 11010111 1110101 01010001 1010001 1100111001 1011101 01011111 1110111 11100101 11010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 69
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Two Bees;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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