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

Lord, Who, from Thy high position,
See'th the humble politician,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbb cbXdeXfgXb hhhhcXii aga aaeXja g aaXbhhbb cjc khbjfj bbbbbbbb aja d jjXjj ckbiX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,10,8,3,6,1,8,3,6,8,3,1,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011010 10101010 1010101 1010101 10110110 11111110 1011101 1111001 10111010 1110111 11101100 1010 10 10 10 100 11 1 11100011 10100011 1001100 10010101 001001010 11101100 1111101 1111111 10100110 1001101 11111010 10 10 10 10 101 11 101 11101110 11111110 1111000 1011100 10001111 11111011 1011111 1111111 11110110 1001101 11100010 111 011 011 011 110 0101 11101010 11101010 1010011 1011101 11100010 11101010 1110101 1010011 11111010 1111001 010111010 00 10100 1010001 10100 10100 10100 10100010 001 110100111010100 0101001101011 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 135
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 79
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words seeking, all, anti are repeated.

    The author used the same word lord at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines us is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase bleeding connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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