This is an analysis of the poem The Angel Of Patience that begins with:

A FREE PARAPHRASE OF THE GERMAN.
To weary hearts, to mourning homes,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbaacc ddcccc eeccff gghhfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010010 01010101 11010101 110110101 11111101 110100111 110010111 11001101 111001100 11110101 11010101 11111111 11011001 10010101 110010101 01010111 11011111 01010101 11111100 11110111 01010101 11011101 11010101 11110111 011100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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