This is an analysis of the poem Drouth that begins with:

Why do we pity those who weep? The pain
That finds a ready outlet in the flow... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b b a a b b a c d c d eXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111011101 1101011001 011101011 1111110001 1101111101 1011010111 0111100101 11110010001 0101110100 1101010101 0101011101 01100010101 1101111111 00010100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 43
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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