This is an analysis of the poem Address To Thought that begins with:

OH thou! the musing, wakeful pow'r,
That lov'st the silent, midnight hour,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabccb ddeefggf hheeijji gghhfjjf ffddkeekXbbccebbk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101001 110101110 11010101 11010101 010101 11010111 11010101 1111 01010101 01110101 100011101 1000101001 010101 11010111 010101001 0101 11010101 11010101 11110101 11110101 010101 110101101 010111001 11010 11110101 011000101 01010101 01010111 110111 01010101 11010101 0101 11100101 11010101 11011101 01010101 111101 11100101 01010101 1101 11111111 01011101 01011101 11010101 111101 11010101 110010101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; when, their are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Address To Thought;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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