This is an analysis of the poem I Am Waiting For Thee that begins with:

A song for the aged.
Beloved, dost know that, though heaven is far, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabbccdd cceeffdd ccaaggdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01101 01011111001 111011110001 101101101101 01101101001 101011001001 101101101001 1010101101111 11011111011 111111011101 11011011001 11111101111 01001111001 11111001001 110010111001 11101011111 11001111011 11011111101 01001011101 11001011011 111011001001 1110110111001 11111001011 101101111111 111101101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 305
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, thou, for, at are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word thee at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of I Am Waiting For Thee;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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