This is an analysis of the poem Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit that begins with:

Did you ever understand this?
If my spirit was poor, how could I enter heaven? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdebdabXfdghheccXXfhbbeghXXcbiici
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 35,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101010 0110111111010 1101 1010100 111010011010 0101 11101 1101000 10111 0110 10001 101010110 10101 1101001 1010101 111101100001110 110101111101 11011 111101110 011001010100 1101 1110100010000 011 1101010110010010 101001 101110010011010001111010 101010111000110 000100100101101110 101100 1101 111110010 011 101 001010111 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 205
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word jesus is repeated.

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

  • summary of Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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