This is an analysis of the poem Our Cow that begins with:

Down by the slipralls stands our cow
Chewing, chewing, chewing,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbXcdc XcecdbfX egfgXXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 101010 11111111 00111110 11011111 1111010 01111111 0101110 11010101 0101110 01110001 1111010 11011101 0101110 01011001 0101110 11111111 1101110 11111111 1101110 10010111 100101 11010111 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 270
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; chewing, she, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of Our Cow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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