This is an analysis of the poem Provide, Provide that begins with:

The witch that came (the withered hag)
To wash the steps with pail and rag...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaX bbb ccc ddd eee bbbXbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 01010111 11010100 01010101 11010110 11010101 11010101 10110011 11110101 10110111 01010101 11111111 11011111 10110101 11101111 11000101 100110101 11010101 10011101 01010111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 99
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • 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 Provide, Provide;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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