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

DIM thro' the sculptured aisles the sunbeam falls
More like a dream... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cddc eeee fggf daad XbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010100111 1101 010101 11001110101 0101010101 1111 110101 01010010001 1101010111 100001 1101001 0111011100 1101010100 1111001 111101 1101111101 0101010101 1101 110100 0111010111 1101010101 110111 100111 1111100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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