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

There is a flutter in the trees,
And now a sudden, dread unease... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbba cccdeeed fffghhXg iiifffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010001 11010101 11010100 0101 11010111 10110001 10010101 1111 1101011 1100101 110010101 1101 11010101 110111001 110010101 0101 11111110 101011011 11111111 01001 1011001 10110101 0100101010 1111 01011101 01111101 11111111 1111 11001101 11001111 11110111 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

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

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

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