This is an analysis of the poem A Song that begins with:

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No riches from his scanty store... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcd X Xebc X fdfXe X caca a egeg a hihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,1,4,1,5,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11000101 110101 110101 1 11110101 010111 1101001001101 111101 1 01010101 110101 11111111 110 110111 1 01010101 011101 11011101 011101 1 11010101 111101 01000101 011111 1 01010101 110101 011100111 010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 61
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 A Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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