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

Two universes mosey down the street
Connected by love and a leash and nothing else....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abcdca XXXXXb aaedea dbXXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 010111011101 1011110101 111001011111 1001010101 11010010011 1111010101 1111110101 1111110101 0101000011 111101010 0101011101 1111010111 1100011101001 0101110101 0100100101 1100011101 1101010101 0100010111 1101110101 1101110100 1101011111 1011010011 110111011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Howard Nemerov

Advertisement