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

Little inmate, full of mirth,
Chirping on my kitchen hearth,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd ccccccee ffgghhgg ffiiccff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 1011101 10000101 1110000 1111101 0011111 0011101 1011111 1111001 0010101 1010101 10101001 0110101 10011101 10101010 11111010 1011110 1100101 11001001 10011011 1010101 1010101 1011111 1000101 1011101 10100011 1110111 1010101 1011011 0100001 111110 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 The Cricket;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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