This is an analysis of the poem The Grey Squirrel that begins with:

Like a small grey
coffee-pot,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb acXc XdcdXccbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011 101 1010 101 1110 1110 111 01110 01010 101 1110 0101 10100 11 01011 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 65
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 15 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • 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 The Grey Squirrel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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