This is an analysis of the poem In Memoriam A. H. H. Obiit: 124. That Which We Dare Invoke that begins with:

That which we dare invoke to bless;
Our dearest faith; our ghastliest doubt;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceXfe bbbX fggfXcggc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11011101 11110101 010010111 11110111 11011111 11010111 01011111 010111101 11011001100 11110101 11000101 01010111 01010101 11010101 1111010110 11010111 11110111 11110111 11010101 11111001 10111101 11010101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; or, and are repeated.

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