This is an analysis of the poem Rilke's Fear Of Dogs that begins with:

had less to do
with any harm...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdedcccb XedXffXace
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 0101 1101 1001 1011 01001 1111 1101 1111 0100 11110 111010 1001 11001 101110 01010 1101 0100 1111 00101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 178
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 16 (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 Rilke's Fear Of Dogs;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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