This is an analysis of the poem Near The Black Forest that begins with:

Living in a house
near the Black Forest,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac daca dade dXfg hfbgXgbeh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001 10110 01101 110 010001 01011 11 110101 01 0101 01 010011 10001 111 1111 1111 10100 1111 111 11 010101 1010110 111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 75
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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