This is an analysis of the poem The Bell-Man that begins with:

From noise of scare-fires rest ye free
From murders, Benedicite;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110111 0101000 01100111 11010001 10011111 01001111 11011111 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; from, ye are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word from is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Bell-Man;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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