This is an analysis of the poem Religion that begins with:

THE humiliation with love,
the contrition and the haircloth,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbc cdefc Xghihhbbb b ajjkXX Xbfkglfbi eXXcdd kXfcbfckli ehhajc ehcefafXhe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,9,1,6,9,6,10,6,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 00101001 00101010 111000101 11110010 1011011111 11101010100 01010101010 1101001111 110110110111110 111100110111 101101000010 1111110111 1111 010 01010101 001110001 010101000010 0101010111 0100100 011111010101 1111 1011110101 01111100100 11111110 11001100 10110001 11101 111110 11010 010100 101000001 010001001 1010011001 111101010100100 11111101 1111100100 10010010 101101 11010101 1101010011010100 1100100 11011001 10001100010101 0101001101 0100101110 10010001 111000111101 1110010 10010111011110 0101010101 11 010100001100 111100111101 11010001111 110001 1001011111 111111000 11110100011 10111011 11010110000 0001111101 111101101 10010001 100101110111 10110000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 226
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; thy, all, this, it, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, thou, for, this, all, something 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.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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