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

GOD with a Roll of Honour in His hand
Sits welcoming the heroes who have died, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabaab XaaXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001010001 1100010111 11001011101 1100100111 1111010101 1001110111 1111010111 1111010011 0101111101 1101010101 0101011101 1101110110 1101110110 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 307
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 The Investiture;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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