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

Not with the haloed saints would Heaven be
For such as I;...

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: aaXa bcbc dede eaea fgfgXdddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001011100 1111 1111010100 1111 1001011101 1111 1111011101 0111 1000111101 1101 1101011101 1101 1111010101 1101 1101011111 1100 0111110101 1111 1001001101 1001 1110111101 1111 1100011001 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Heaven;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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