This is an analysis of the poem Blind Bartimeus that begins with:

As Jesus went into Jericho town,
Twas darkness all, from toe to crown,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbbX ccXdde eebddb eeXffb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001011 11010101 011100 11111111 11111101 1101111 11111101 11010111 1101010 11011111 11111111 110101 110111101 10110011 111111 11111111 11011101 110101 11010111 001111011 111101 01010111 11110111 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; they, and, i are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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