This is an analysis of the poem The Quest (Horses For The Army) that begins with:
Too good for the knacker, too poor for the lurry!
Let him go to the army that buys in a hurry!...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XABB ccdd ddXX eeff bbXX ggdd XABB
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101010111010 1110010110010 101010111010 1110110010110 11111110101 1111011001 001001011011 01111101111 1011101001 1101001111 10111011010 110111110110 111011011011 11001001011 110111110110 110010111010 10010110110 0010111011110 10101111011 11101011101 1010110001101 01001001101 101101101001 01101011001 101010111010 1110010110010 101010111010 1110110010110
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
- Average number of words per stanza: 38
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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; too, for, my, i, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word for is repeated.
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- summary of The Quest (Horses For The Army);
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- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
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