This is an analysis of the poem Help In Need that begins with:

A poor man's horse it ran away,
Soon man upon the roadside lay,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd bbaa eedd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 11010111 00111010 01001110 11110111 10010111 01011101 01010011 1001101 010100101 01010101 01100101 10101010 101110110 01010111 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Help In Need;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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