This is an analysis of the poem If The Lord... that begins with:

1. Whence'll a Bhakta be gifted with
Love and Dedication, if ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabXC adefdC dgXgdcaC cccXcfdeC bheafcC dihgggXXC XdibgC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,8,9,7,9,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100100100 1110100 01011 110110 11011 11 001 1101100100 0101110 01001010 10111 1101001 001 1110101110 010 0101110 11101 11111 1010110 00101 001 11111101 01011 00101 1111010 001010101 01 010011 1100101 001 10100101 1111 010100101 1110101 11110101 0110101 001 1101110101 11001100 10101 11010 0110100 110110 101111 011011 001 1100110100 11101101 1110 1 0111101 001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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