This is an analysis of the poem Burns’s Statue At Irvine that begins with:

Yes! let His place be there!
Where the lone moorland gazes on the sea,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababba cdcddc efeffX ghghhg giXiig
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110101 1011110101 1001011101 1110110 0010101 010001010001 111101 1111110001 1101010101 1011101 1011011 110101010101 010111 1001010001 1011110001 1010101 1010101 010111110110 100101 01010100111 1101010101 0101111 0110101 1001001110101 111101 0101011101 1001110001 1110111 10010111 1101011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 222
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; his, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of Burns’s Statue At Irvine;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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