This is an analysis of the poem Gloria Mundi that begins with:

Magician hands through long, laborious nights
Have made these princely palaces to loom... full text

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: ababcdXd efefgdXd fhfhiiii ffffgcgc fXfXjbjb kfkfXcgc lXlfbgbg jcjcimXm ffffdbdb agagfmfm jnjnonon ffffpfpf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01011101001 1111010001 1011010101 1101110101 101101111001 0101010101 01010101010 1101010001 11010011101 1101010101 1010010111 010111001 1001010101 1011010101 0101100111100 1101010101 11010011001 0101110011 1100010001 01001010101 1101010101 01010010111 11001110101 01001010101 1101000101 0101010101 0101010111 0101110101 1101010101 0111010011 1111010101 1111111101 1101010101 0101110000 0101110101 0101110111 0111010101 0101010101 01110101001 0101010001 0101010101 0001010101 1101010101 0101010101 11010111110 1101110101 0101010001 010010001 1101000101 11001100110 11011101001 1101110001 1101010101 1101001111 1101010111 0101010101 11110101001 0101010001 0101010001 1100010101 1001010101 1100010010 0101001001 0111010101 1001110101 1101000101 0111010111 0101000101 10010100101 0101010001 0100010101 0101010101 0101010101 0100010001 0101011001 01001010101 1001010101 1101010111 0101110101 01001110101 1111010101 0101010001 01010010101 0101011101 11110001011 0100011101 0101010101 0101010101 1101000101 1001010101 1001000101 0101010101 0101010101 0100010001 11001000111 0100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 338
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • 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; of, and, whose, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, when, from, whose, of are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase man connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Guy Wetmore Carryl