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

The lightening limbs of goalie Knight
Thrust left. strike right; they block the sight...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXa Xbab ccXcXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 010010101 11111101 0101001010 11011111 110101110 100101110 10010111 110101010 1001010110 0100111010 01010001 110101010 110110010 0101011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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 Goalie;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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