This is an analysis of the poem The Is Is He that begins with:

People say they know God,
Because they are familiar......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXd bAdca dXedcAXX aacfa XeXfeec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,8,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 0111010 01101010 1001 0111011010 011101001110 111001 0111010101010 1101010111011 11001 110001010 0111001011101 11001 1101010010010011 11111 111001 110010 01001111 111001 11011100 11011001 1011 11011 101100 11 11 0001 1111 1111000 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words your, you, pure are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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