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

For them we have builded a temple
To stand as a visible sign.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbAbcdcd ababXebe fgfghehe XiXijbjb XeeecacaXababcbcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101110010 01101001 101110010 11001101 1010110110 1010101011 1111010110 11101 1111010010 1010001 1010110010 11001001 1010011100 01001011 110010110 01111 1010011010 01001101 010110110 01001001 1010111110 01011111 1110011110 01011 111111100 01011011 111111100 0101001 1110011010 01011001 0010010010 11111 1011010010 001001001 1011011110 11001001 1111000010 001011111 111010110 11001 1110010010 111101001 1010011010 01011001 110111010 11101101 111010110 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; temple, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, we are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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