This is an analysis of the poem The Twenty-Third Psalm that begins with:

My Shepherd is the Lord my God,--
There is no want I know;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb Xcdc Xeae Xa Xa Xdad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,2,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11000111 101111 01110101 110101 11011101 000101 11111101 010100 11110101 110111 11111111 111101 11000101 111111 11111101 011011 10110101 101101 10111011 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

  • summary of The Twenty-Third Psalm;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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