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

Because that men were deaf, and man to man
I could not speak, but inarticulate ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbabccbbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111011101 1111100100 1101010101 0101000011 0101010111 100010010001 0111011100 1110011101 11010000111 1111011101 0111011101 0101010101 1101011101 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 606
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; to is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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