Analysis of Behind the Veil
John Henry Newman 1801 (London) – 1890 (Edgbaston)
BANISH'D the House of sacred rest,
Amid a thoughtless throng,
At length I heard its creed confess'd,
And knelt the saints among.
Artless his strain and unadorn'd,
Who spoke Christ's message there;
But what at home I might have scorn'd,
Now charm'd my famish'd ear.
Lord, grant me this abiding grace,
Thy Word and sons to know;
To pierce the veil on Moses' face,
Although his speech be slow.
|Scheme||AXAX BXBX CDCD|
|Poetic Form||Quatrain (33%)|
|Metre||10011101 010101 11111101 010101 111001 111101 11111111 111101 11110101 110111 11011101 11111|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||25|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||100|
|Words per stanza (avg)||23|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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