This is an analysis of the poem The Recollect Church that begins with:

Quickly are crumbling the old gray walls,
Soon the last stone will be gone,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbddad XXaefghg XidiXfaf fgXgjaga fahXciai jaaaXXXd bedeeaja eXgegkakXibabkgkg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1011000111 1011001 010100101 1111101 11011101 110101 010111010 1111111 1111001010 111101 101100101 1101101 01001111 111111 111101101 1011001 110100101 110111 01100101 010101 1100101101 001011 111010100 1010111 110111001 101101 011110100 11010001 1010101001 110111 01010101 110101 11110111 0100101 01010101 110101 11110101 110101 01110101 0100101 01011101 0101001 110101001 1111001 101101001 1101101 110101001 1101011 111000111 1100111 01011101 011101 11110111 0011001 110100111 1101101 110101101 1100101 11001001001 1010101 011010111 0110011 101010101 011101 111101101 0011101 1010111111 110111 010111111 1100001 101101110 0110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and, of, their are repeated.

    The author used the same words thou, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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