This is an analysis of the poem In Memoriam that begins with:

His mother from celestial bower,
In the self same day and hour...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010001010 00111110 00111001 1010101 11010101 11010101 01010101 11110101 11010101 010001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • 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 In Memoriam;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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