This is an analysis of the poem Corpses In The Woods that begins with:

A dung heap of rotting corpses:
Glazed eyes, bloodshot, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXab bXXaacXb XXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,8,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101010 1110 11111 0110101010 010101010 11001 100100 01110 110011 10101001100 1010101010101 1101110 110001 11111111 110101001 11000 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Corpses In The Woods;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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