This is an analysis of the poem Song Vi that begins with:

Our almighty Lord, eternal, unfathomed,
To Thee Cherubin proclaim "Holy, holy, holy!"...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa bcbd dcef XeXX XXfe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101010101000 011000110010100 011101111 0100100111101 111101111101 1111111011 11101111010 11001011011 1100101101 101010010011 0110011011 010100101 1010010110 0101101101 11011110 111010100011 1110110111 11010011010110 11011010111 110111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 178
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

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