This is an analysis of the poem Pompeii that begins with:

A Poem Which Obtained the Chancellor's Medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July 1819.
... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: X aabbaaccddeeaaffggbbccaacXdXhhccXiddgghhjjffhhcceeddhhiiakeeccaaaaiiXillaammddccjjaacccceejjccggffnneeookkoonneehpiiffjjaaccjjhhhhddnnbbffXceehhiiffddddhhddeeggiieeooddqqrrffjjddhhhpjjaajcjjeeaaiieeeeXebbaaeeccjjoorrccohheellhhccjccccchhooggeeeeddccnno
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,281,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101010100101010010011 11010010101 10010111001 1001110101 0111010101 1101001111 010010100101 11110101011 0111000101 1101111101 01010101001 001010001001 11110011101 1101010111 1101011101 010011101001 0101110101 0101011101 1101010101 1101110111 1011111101 11010101001 01001011111 1101011101 1101010101 11110011101 1101011110 1111001101 10111111100 1101011101 11010010111 0111000101 01010101001 11010101110 1001011101 11110011101 1011010101 111101101 1101110101 0101011101 1011001101 0101010101 1101010101 01010011001 0101110101 1100010101 1111111101 01001010011 01001010001 0111100111 0101110101 11010101001 11110010101 1101110111 011101001001 10110010101 1111010101 1101110101 010111001010 0101010101 0101010101 01010011101 101110111001 0101010101 1101010101 01110011101 01001010101 1001010101 0101010101 01010010110 1101000101 1101001101 1101010101 11001010101 0101110101 11010101001 00111010101 1101010101 01010010101 110100100111 1101110101 11010010001 011000101 00111100101 0101010101 00101010011 0101000101 11010100101 011110101 11010101001 0101010101 0111110101 0011001101 11010100101 0101011101 01010010101 01010101001 1101010111 0101010101 1001010101 0101010011 11011111001 1101011101 10110101001 0101000101 110010111010 10011001010 1111111101 1011000101 1111011101 1101011101 0100110101001 01010001001 1101100101 0101110100 0111011001001 1111011101 11011101001 1101010111 1011010111 0101000101 1111010111 0101011101 0101011101 1101110101 01011010101 0101010101 11110010101 0011010001 11010101001 1111010101 1101110101 0111010101 1111010111 1101111111 1011010101 01010101001 1101011101 0101010101 0101010110 011011100101 11000100101 1101011111 10001010101 1101010001 1111111101 1101001111 110100101001 0101110101 1111000101 110100100101 0111011101 01010101001 0101010101 0111000101 1111011101 0101010101 111100100101 0101010101 0111011101 0101110101 11010001001 1011100101 1001011101 1101000101 1111110001 1011010111 01011100101 1101011101 11111100101 1101111101 1101111001 01010000101 11011101001 011001100101 0111010101 01010101001 1101011101 1011110101 111000010101 1101010001 0111011101 1011110100 1111110101 0101110101 1101110101 1101011001 1101010101 1101010101 111011100101 1101011001 1111010101 11001011101 10001111101 1001110001 11011100101 1011010101 111010101 1101010001 0111110101 01011100101 10110101100 0101011101 11001011101 1101010101 1111011111 1101010101 0101010101 01001110101 0110001110010 11110101110 10010010101 0101010100 11010100111 01010100101 01011101001 0101010101 01001010111 1011001101 110101001001 10011110101 0101010101 0101010101 10110101001 1101111101 01010010101 1100111101 01001010101 01110111001 1101110100 10110111001 1111010101 1111011101 1111011101 1101010101 1101000101 1101010101 0101011101 0111111111 1111110111 0101001101 1011011101 101100111001 1101000101 1011010101 11001010101 11100010101 1101010101 110010011010 110010010010 11110100101 1101010101 1101011001 01010011001 0110100101 0111001101 010100001010 0101010101 0101001101 0101010101 11001011101 11111101101 1111011101 11010001001 11100110101 1011010101 11010111001 1101001 010 1 11011111001 1101010011 11110100101 0111011101 1101010101 1101011101 11110100011 1111010101 11100011101 1101010101 1111110101 110101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 6361
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1083
  • Amount of lines: 283
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, with, and, in, for, how, his, not, whose are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words land, the, to, thy, then, and, in, with, whose, while, no, each are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines call is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase mute connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Thomas Babbington Macaulay

cokkie value