This is an analysis of the poem Devotion that begins with:

Not lost from my young years
Is silent devotion to a sound of bells,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a a a X b c X b a X c a XXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 110110 01001000101 01101010 1111101 01101110 01110010 10010110101100 110110100010100 1111101001001 110010101011 110110011 1010101 100111011001 110010100010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 41
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, and are repeated.

    The author used the same words to, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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