This is an analysis of the poem The Simple Line that begins with:

The secrets of the mind convene splendidly,
Though the mind is meek....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaacdefggg haaigfjfjfdjdhhXhfaXfffjgkgkgXg hcdhjXhilfdmgXef abnbhllb cjeeXnnfggjggjffaaadhhmd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,31,16,8,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000101100 10101 0001100 01110 01110100 110111 1111 1010101 1000101 010001011 001001111 11001101 11110 11111100 0101010011 11010111 001011111 1111 011100101 010101001 01110101 1110001101 101111011 0101101011 111110001 1101111100 0101110000 000100110 1100010101 011100 011100 10001101011 110001 0101111 0101010001 0110110 011001 10111 00110001 110110001 1001 01000001 1111001 010001 011101 11 01011 11001 11010010000100 111101 110010101 1010001 100100011101010 1011000111 100100101010 001000100000 0101001 111 110110110 0110001 10010110101010 01000110101 11111001010 011100001 1101 1001 101101111 011101100 01010 1010 11010101 100110 1101101 100111011 1101000101 011011 010110 110101 1001 0101010111 110101 0101001010001 101000 01110 11011100 1111000100 010101101 1110101 101101 1101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 551
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 90
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines be is repeated).

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

  • summary of The Simple Line;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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