This is an analysis of the poem Unholy Trinity that begins with:

Though Virtue hurt you Vice is nice;
Aye, Parson says it's wrong,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcb dedefgfg hehecXcd gbgbibib
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 110101 11110101 010111 11000101 1101010 11011001 1111110 11011101 1101110 11011101 1100010 11001111 1101110 11110101 1101010 11010111 111010 11010101 110101 11010101 1111100 11010111 1101010 11100100 1101010 11110100 1001010 11010101 111101 01011101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 242
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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