This is an analysis of the poem To A Departed Spirit that begins with:

From the bright stars, or from the viewless air,
Or from some world unreached by human thought,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababC dedeC fefec fgfXfgc hihic ababCXcfcfC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,7,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011100101 10111001101 1011001101 1011000101 101101 11110010111 1111111111 1101010101 01011101010 101101 1111110111 01010011001 1110100101 1011011101 111101 1101110111 1101000101 1011101101 11 1 1010101 111101 0011000101 00110011111 1011000101 1001000101 101101 1001001101 11111100101 11110101001 1011010101 101101 0101010111 1011110111 1011011101 1111110111 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; from, not, in, our, and are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of To A Departed Spirit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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