This is an analysis of the poem An Invitation that begins with:

Well! if Truth be all welcomed with hardy reliance,
All the lovely unfoldings of luminous Science, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbccdbb bbcaaeedcc ffghhffXgg XXiXXhhaii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010110010010 1010100010010 111011101001 011111111001 001001001000 011111101011 001001001001 1110110110110 11001001011 111101 0110010011010 1011110010010 101011101001 111011011110 0100010101 1110110010001 0010010010010 1110110011110 10110111011 100101 1111010010010 0010010010110 100010001001 101111101101 011011001001 101001111001 01101001101 1010010110010 100111101011 101111 1010011011000 0011010010110 11001011001 001001001110 101011111011 101001001001 001101011001 1010110010110 11011001001 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 555
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • 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; all, of, with, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words all, come are repeated.

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

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