This is an analysis of the poem Spirit Of Song that begins with:

Where is thy dwelling-place? Echo of sweetness,
Seraph of tenderness, where is thy home?... 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: XaXabbcddc XeXeffcggc hhXhiichhc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110110010 1001001011 10010010010 11010011001 111101 101101 1111101001 100101 100111 1001011001 10010010010 10011001001 10111010110 1001001001 100111 010111 10011010001 1000101 100111 1111011001 10011110010 11011011001 10010110100 11101111011 100101 100101 10010101011 101101 101101 1011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 375
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, in, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word song at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Spirit Of Song;
  • 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 Bracken