This is an analysis of the poem Guide To The Other Gallery that begins with:

This is the hall of broken limbs
Where splintered marble athletes lie...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb acac dede cdcd fbfb fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 00010101 11010111 01010100 10010101 11011101 11110111 11011101 11110101 11010001 11111111 11011101 01000101 11010011 10010101 10010101 11110111 11100101 11111111 101001001 01011111 11011111 01110101 11110011 01010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Guide To The Other Gallery;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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