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

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"Poor wanderer," said the leaden sky,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a aaaX X bXbX X XXXX X aXaX a cXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10100010101 1011101 11110111 1101110 1 10111111001 0110111 01110111 1111110 1 1010101110 1101011 11110111 11110100 1 1010101111 1001001 11110001 11110100 1 11011101 110111 01110111 1111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 72
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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