This is an analysis of the poem I Didn'T Go To Church Today that begins with:

I didn't go to church today,
I trust the Lord to understand....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbacXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 11010101 01110111 01010101 11111111 110101010 11111111 111001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 280
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, knows are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of I Didn'T Go To Church Today;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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