This is an analysis of the poem My Husky Team that begins with:

I met an ancient man who mushed
With Peary to the Pole....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXcdcd efefccbc gXccXada XgXgeaeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111101110 010001 111011111 11010110 11110101 110101 101110111 11010011 101110101 110111 11110111 110101 11011111 111111 110010101 110001 101111001 110100 11011101 1100011 11010101 111011 11110101 010101 101011101 110111 01011111 010111 01110111 111111 01110101 10000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, i are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word pole at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of My Husky Team;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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