This is an analysis of the poem The Mermaidens' Vesper-Hymn that begins with:

Troop home to silents grots and caves!
Troop home! And mimic as you go... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eaea fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 11110111 01010001 10111001 101101101 010010101 01110101 10110101 001101001 11010101 11010101 11010111 010011111 010101101 01011101 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; we is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Mermaidens' Vesper-Hymn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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