This is an analysis of the poem Psyche that begins with:

I SAW a worm, with many a fold;
It spun itself a sliken tomb; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh icic
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110101001 01010101 11010101 01010111 01011101 11111101 11110101 11010101 011010111 01110101 01011111 01011111 11010101 11010101 11000101 11110101 11011111 10011100 01110111 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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; nor is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word nor is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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