This is an analysis of the poem The Old White Horse that begins with:

In olden days the Old White Horse
Stood brave against the sky;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacdc cecedXfX ghghchdh fididbddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 110101 11010101 010011 11011101 010101 10111111 010111 110001111 110101 11010110 110101 11010101 010111 11010111 011100 011101001 110111 11110111 110001 11111101 010101 10011011 011111 11011101 010110 11011101 010111 1111111 011101 11110101 11111111 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 259
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

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

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