This is an analysis of the poem The Deer And The Snake that begins with:

The deer is humble, lovely as God made her
I watch her eyes and think of wonder owned ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab ca cb dX deeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010101110 1101110101 11110001001 11010111010 11010101 10111011 101100101 01001010100 1101011011 110101101 1111001011 10110111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 104
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is repeated.

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  • summary of The Deer And The Snake;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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