This is an analysis of the poem A Huguenot that begins with:

Oh, a gallant set were they,
As they charged on us that day,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb aadeed ffdXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1111111 0101011 11010 111110 111010001 1010101 1110101 11101111 1010110 010110 000110100 111011 11111 01001111 11000100 101110 111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of A Huguenot;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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