This is an analysis of the poem Old Eagle that begins with:

Fear not, grand eagle,
The bay of the beagle!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABCCB ddebbe aXXffX eebghb eebiib ddbffb iigaah XXfjjXXAABCCB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110 010010 11001001 11001 01011 11100101 11111 01111 10111001 110010 011010 11001001 0011010 11010 11001001 110110 111010 1010011001 101101 001101 01011010 101101 01100 11001100 0111 10111 11111001 11001 11001 0100101 11101 00111 0010011010 10101 111101 0010011010 11011 111001 101011001 001010 110010 0100100 011001 11001 11101001 101001 10011 11011011 11110 010010 11001001 11001 01011 11100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Old Eagle;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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