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

The shepherds abandoned the alpine pastures
For the warmth of the lowland valleys,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbX bcaa XXXX caX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,4,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001001110 101001110 1001011010 0110110 010100011001 0101 0111010011 10101101 00100101 11011101 100101001110110 0101000101010010 010001010101101 100101 111001010110 110010 001001011010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Old Deer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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