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

The youth walks up to the white horse, to put its halter on
and the horse looks at him in silence.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110011010101 101111010 111101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 3
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The White Horse;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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