This is an analysis of the poem In Clay that begins with:

Here went a horse with heavy laboring stride
Along the woodland side;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXc ddaaee ffbbcc gg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101001 010111 1001010111 1011 1001010101 1101 1101110111 010111 0101010001 1001 11001010001 011111 0101000101 1101 1101110101 1111 1001001111 1001 1011010111 1111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 In Clay;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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