This is an analysis of the poem Wag Your Tail that begins with:

Come here,
Gimme kiss....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBC dXedXe ABCBC Xefcfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,5,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 101 1011 1110110 1001111 11 1101 11101 10111101 11101 111 11 101 1011 1110110 1001111 1111 111111111 111011111 11001 11101011111 1001110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

  • summary of Wag Your Tail;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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