This is an analysis of the poem The Prayer Of Habakuk that begins with:

Habak. iii.
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXabcc dbdbXX eXeaee fgXgha bfbfii acXXee fcfcbb jXjXkk XcXcah Xfdfaa jajXXf Xjejbb jXjbggXjejejj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 1110101 111100100 1011101 1110101 1011111 1010101 110111 1110101 1010101 0110101 1010000010 1110001 11101001 0011010 1010111 101111 1010111 10111011 1111101 0011101 1010101 1010101 10011100 1010101 1011101 10101001 1011101 0011101 1010111 110101 1111101 1110101 1111110 1111011 1111101 001011 10111011 101101 10010101 1010101 0010111 1011111 1011111 11010110 11100111 11101010 1010101 1010101 1110110 0111111 1110111 0010111 1010111 0010110 10100011 1110101 1011111 011101 1110101 110101 1011101 1111101 11100101 10101101 1011101 1110101 1001110 1001011 1110111 1101000 1000101 0110001 1010111 1011111 111011 1110001 1000111 1110101 1011110 1011001 011111 1011101 1111111 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 86
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; his, thee, thy, thou, my are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases downe, thou connect the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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