Research Article

Semantic, Syntactical and Lexical Analysis of English Poetry


  • Kahkasha Moin Quadri Research Scholar, Department of English, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 431004, India
  • Haseeb Ahmed Professor, Department of English, Maulana Azad College, Aurangabad, 431004, India
  • Mohammed Osman Abdul Wahab Assistant Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University Abha, Saudi Arabia


From the middle of the seventh century to the current day, English poetry has a long history. English poets have composed some of the most iconic poetry in European society during this time, and English poetry has spread throughout the world. As a result, the phrase "English poetry" is inherently uncertain. It might refer to poetry written in the English language or poetry published in England. Poetry analysis is the study of a poem's individual elements in order to comprehend the complete literary work. We can break down poems into their structure, shape, language, syllabic patterns, and subject by analyzing them line by line. The semantic, syntactical, and lexical analysis of English poetry with modern digital humanities techniques is also challenging. In response to the growing interest in modelling natural individuality in English poetry, we present a grammatically driven process for understanding and analyzing English poetry from three different aspects: lexical, syntactical, and semantic. We look at artistically emotive components at such levels and employ conventional techniques to evaluate linguistic inspirations associated to such components. We explain how a multi-stage examination like this can help to construct a well-knit English poem. For obvious reasons, like conciseness, imaginative and metaphorical formulations, analyzing latent semantics in English poetry is more difficult than in prose. Our findings will aid in the semantic, syntactical, and lexical analysis of English poetry, as well as the creation and development of poetry research tools.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

4 (9)





How to Cite

Quadri, K. M., Ahmed, H., & Abdul Wahab , M. O. (2021). Semantic, Syntactical and Lexical Analysis of English Poetry. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 4(9), 15–22.



English poetry, Semantic analysis, Syntactical analysis, Lexical analysis