This is an analysis of the poem Trixie that begins with:

Dogs have a sense beyond our ken -
At least my little Trixie had:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd ececcbcb dcdcbfbf agaghchc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 11110101 11011111 11110001 10110101 11111101 11111011 11011101 11010111 010111111 11010111 01010101 11110011 01110101 11111101 111010111 11111101 11111101 11011101 11111111 1001100111 10111111 01011101 11110101 11010101 11101101 11111111 11110101 11011101 11011101 11110101 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, and, my are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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