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

In the still jungle of the senses lay
A tiger soundly sleeping, till one day... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaa bXb bbb ccc ddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 0011000101 0101010111 01110100111 1111110101 11011001100 01110101001 1101010111 01010010111 0101010101 11010010101 0111011011 1111001111 1101010111 1110011101 01001001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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