This is an analysis of the poem Comrade Jesus that begins with:

Thanks to St. Matthew, who had been
At mass-meetings in Palestine,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cccX cXdX XecX aaff ddaa ffXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10110110 11100101 11111101 11110101 11111111 01010111 01010111 11011101 01010101 10011100 11010111 01111111 11001110 110010101 10110001 10001100 11110011 11011101 01110101 11001101 11010101 01111111 11110011 10010001 01010001 11010101 01011101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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