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

This is the world's stupendous hour-
The supreme moment for the race... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Ababcc dedeff ebebgg hihidd XgdgdaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 000101010 00110101 010100010 01000111 01010101 01111101 11111101 11001101 01010101 10010101 110100101 11111101 00110101 11010101 010100101 11010101 10111101 10111101 010010111 01001101 110111111 01011101 11010101 01111101 10010101 10011101 10110101 11011101 011101010 000101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 206
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, out, of are repeated.

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

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

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