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

The stricken hart had fled the brake,
His courage spent for life's dear sake.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaa bbb ccc ddd aaaXccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 01011111 11010101 01011101 01010111 01011111 110101001 01110101 11011101 11110101 01010101 11111101 001010101 11100011 11110101 111111010 110111110 111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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