This is an analysis of the poem Bread that begins with:

Long do we live upon the husks of corn,
While 'neath untasted lie the kernels still,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacacdedeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111010101 1110010101 1001010111 10101111101 11111001010 1111100101 11010101010 0100011101 1101010101 1101011111 0101011101 1001010101 1101010101 010101100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 635
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.

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

  • summary of Bread;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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