This is an analysis of the poem The Symbol that begins with:

Thus pass the glories of the world!
He lies beneath the pall’s white folds: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb caca dede fgfg ghgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010001 11010111 010101010 1101 01010101 01010001 010100101 1101 111000111 01011111 110011101 0101 11110101 01010111 11011111 1101 01011111 11011101 01010111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, no are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of The Symbol;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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