This is an analysis of the poem His Bit that begins with:

GALLANTLY swung the old carpenter up to his door,
Drums and fifes in his tread,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdXeXefefX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001011001001 1110001 110110101101 101101 1101101011011 100101 1010111011111 100101 110111101010 11010001 1101101111111 110101 110100110101 111111 100011010111 0101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 660
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 His Bit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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