This is an analysis of the poem Evening Prayer At A Girl's School that begins with:

HUSH! 'tis a holy hour-the quiet room
Seems like a temple, while yon soft lamp sheds... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedefX egXgbb bhbhii jkjkff XghgffXaeaegg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010100101 1101011111 01110100101 1011011111 01110010111 11110110101 1111010111 1001010101 1111101111 1101111111 1111110101 1111010100 1101010101 1011110011 1101010110 1011011101 1111111101 10010100111 110111001001 01110010011 11011111001 0101001101 10111101001 0101001101 0101110101 110101110010 1101001001 01110101010 1011010101 1010110111 01011001100 1001110101 00111101010 1011011101 1001010101 1101111111 1101001101 001100111001 1101110011 1011011101 10011100110 001011101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 279
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; for, what, to, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word her at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word pray at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Evening Prayer At A Girl's School;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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