This is an analysis of the poem The Conversation Of Prayer that begins with:

The conversation of prayers about to be said
By the child going to bed and the man on the stairs...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcda baabb cXAec cedXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010100101001 1011001101101 11001010011 0111001001101 101010111001 100110111001 00010010011 001101101101 01010010011 101001110111 00011101111 101101101010 010100101001 1101101101101 011111010111 0010001010011 101110011101 11001111011 11011110101 10110101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; to, be, and are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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