This is an analysis of the poem In Piam Memoriam that begins with:

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Created purely from glass the saint stands, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: X aabb X ccdd X XXee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1 0101001011 0100101101 1010001001 0101100101 1 001101110 10001011101 0101101101 01010001101 1 01011001101 1011110101 010101001 1001100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 In Piam Memoriam;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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