This is an analysis of the poem Chrysanthemum's Court that begins with:

They lift their faces to the light,
And aye they are a gallant band;... 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: abab Xcac dede fXfX ecec XdXd gbgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110001 11110101 01010101 01011111 11010101 001010010 01011111 0001001010 11010101 110010101 11010101 11011111 11010011 11010110 01110101 11000101 11011101 01010100 11111101 01010100 01111100 01010100 01010101 11000111 01010111 010111001 01001101 010111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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, of are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Chrysanthemum's Court;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Jean Blewett