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

Thou art moulded in marble impassive,
False goddess, fair statue of strife,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcXcc dededfdff gdXdhihii dXdigjfjj gjgjh hhhh edcdjekee hchcXkkkk ehXhkXkcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,5,4,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110010010 11011101 110110010 01011001 1111010010 11101101 110111110 11111001 01111001 0010010110 01001001 111111010 11011101 010010110 10011111 110110010 11111001 11001001 111010110 11111101 01011010 01111011 110110010 11001111 010110111 11011001 11011101 1011110010 11111111 111010010 11101001 111110110 11011001 110110111 01101001 11100001 110110110 01111001 111011010 11001101 110111110 01001001 111110110 11111001 11001101 110010010 11001001 11011111 11111001 010110010 11011011 1011111110 01011101 11101101 1010110111 11011011 0011111010 01011101 1010111000 100001101 110110110 11101001 11001011 111110010 11100001 0110100100 11001001 111011110 11111010 110110010 11111011 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 295
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, with, thy, his, have are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, as are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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