This is an analysis of the poem Belfry Of Bruges, The that begins with:

In the market-place of Bruges stands the belfry old and brown;
Thrice consumed and thrice rebuilded, still it watches o'er the... 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: aba cXX deXe cfXf gg cebe dd bgbg aa XX chc Xd cc baXa cc ii Xi cX fhfXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,4,4,2,4,2,4,2,2,3,2,2,4,2,2,2,2,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001010101010111 101111001010100 1 1010111011101011 101110101010 100 10111010101110 1 10101010111011 1 111010100001011 1 101110101011 001 1011001011101010 1110101010001010 01101010101011 1 10101110111010 1 111001101010101 011010101010101 10101110101100 10 10111010101000 10 1000101010010111 1110100101010101 101000101010101 10001110101010 110010101011101 1011101011101 01 101010100110100 100010101110111 1101101001010101 110010101000111 10101010101100 1 1011010101100 01 110010100101101 101000101000101 101110001011101 1110001001010101 1010100101010101 101011001000101 1010101010011101 101101110101000010 101010110010101 10101110100111 1 1011011101011101 101100101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Belfry Of Bruges, The;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow