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

If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out
If your tired unspeaking head...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bacbca cdXdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011101 01101001 100101001 11010001 11010101 10011101 01100101 11011101 11011001 111100101 1110100101 110110001 11110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Homily;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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