This is an analysis of the poem In Memoriam: Four Poets that begins with:

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Searock his tower above the sea,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXX X aabb X acac X dddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 100100101 10111100 10110101 11010101 1 11010101 01011111 10010101 11000101 1 01000101 10010101 10100101 01111101 1 01110101 01010101 11001101 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 65
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of In Memoriam: Four Poets;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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