This is an analysis of the poem The Call that begins with:

There's an office back in London, and the dusty sunlight falls
With its swarms of dancing motes across the floor,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efeffgfg ededbXbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010101010111 00101010101 1010111010110001 10101110101 111010101010101 10111011101 101110101110101 10111010101 101011000110111 11101010101 0011111010110101 10111011101 111111111010101 10101010101 101011101001101 10101110111 101000100010011 11101111011 111011101110001 11101010111 101110101011101 1010011010 1110100011110111 111011101011101 10111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 462
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, there's, that, than, of, to, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of The Call;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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