This is an analysis of the poem The Foundling that begins with:

Snow wraiths circle us
Like washers of the dead,...

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: abacbabddd aeXeed aXcdXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 110001 101111 0100 010101 1011111 100101 0101001 11010 10101 01111111 1101 111101 1101 010101 11010101 10011 11001101 1100 1011 10011001101 01010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 The Foundling;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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