This is an analysis of the poem On The Grasshopper (From The Greek) that begins with:

Happy songster, perch'd above,
On the summit of the grove,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbccccccbbXbff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1010001 1010101 0010001 0110101 1010101 1110011 1010101 1010011 1110101 1010101 10001001 10001010 10101110 1111101 1011111 1110101 1010101 1110111 1010101 11101000 10101010 1110101 1000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 720
  • Average number of words per stanza: 123
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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

  • summary of On The Grasshopper (From The Greek);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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