This is an analysis of the poem Invocation that begins with:

The Spirit of Darkness, the Prince of the Power of the Air,
The terror that walketh by night, and the horror by day,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eeee fgfXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010010010010001 01011011101011 01001001101101 111110111101101 11111001101011 101001001101111 11101001101101 11001010001001 101101011011001 101001101011001 101001011101001 01101111111011 10111111001101 0010110010111001 1010010111100001 11011101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (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; of, and, him are repeated.

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

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

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

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