This is an analysis of the poem Woe Holders that begins with:

More than a few are shedding tears.
And......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcad CBEbFg HIhjj HIXbj CBEbFag HDHbHA HDHjX HDcbHAXAbAbAHA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,5,5,7,6,5,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 1 01011101 0100101 001010110101 11 1101001 010111001 1 1010010100 10010101 01010 0011 11010 0111100 011100101 01010 0011 11001001 1101 11100 11 1101001 010111001 1 1010010100 1001 0101 11010 011111 01010 11011 1011111 101010011 11010 011111 01010 11100 0111 11010 011111 1 1010111 1011111 101010011 11110 101 11110 1001 11110 1011111 101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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