This is an analysis of the poem Joy-Bells that begins with:

Ring your sweet bells; but let them be farewells
To the green-vista’d gladness of the past ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca dede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110011 0011010001 1110010111 00101110001 11010010101 1111110111 1111110101 1011110101 1111110101 1011011111 1111110101 1001000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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 Joy-Bells;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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