This is an analysis of the poem Fight Of A Buffalo With Wolves that begins with:

We were so deeply impressed with the courage displayed by a buffalo
in a prose tale that we transposed the description into verse....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX aabbbXccddeebbXfaaee gghhffiiccjjaacccceeiihhhhaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,20,28,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101100100100110101 001111010010001 01011001 01011101 10011101 11110111 11111101 01011110 11010101 10011011 110101001 11111111 01011101 11011111 10010111 010001001 11011101 10111101 111101001 10111101 01111101 01011101 11111101 11001101 110011101 01010101 11111001 01010101 11111111 11100101 11010101 111010101 100101101 1000111 11110101 11011101 11110001 01011101 11111101 11101111 11010001 11001101 11011111 100111001 10100101 11011111 11000101 10011011 11111101 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 617
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Fight Of A Buffalo With Wolves;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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