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

Like mutilated skulls they roll
Across the soul's white sand... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 010111 11011101 11011101 11010000101 0100110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 They;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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