This is an analysis of the poem Ding Dong Merrily on High that begins with:

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav'n the bells are ringing:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababX XXXXX XcXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1110011 0101110 1110001 0101010 1001000100 10110101 1101010 11101 1111010 1001000100 1110001 1101110 111001 11001110 1001000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Ding Dong Merrily on High;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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