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

THE bliss for which our spirits pine,
That bliss we feel shall yet be given, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbc dede fgfg hihX fifi XjXj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101 111111010 11011101 1100111010 0101010010 01001101 111111010 11000101 010010101 01010101 01010101 11100101 010011101 10110111 01010101 0101001001 10110111 01010101 011100101 11011000 01010101 110010101 10110101 11110101 11000100 11010111 11010100 01010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; of is repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase toil connects the lines.

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

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