This is an analysis of the poem Invocation To The Mad Queen that begins with:

I would you were the hollow ship
fashioned to bear the cargo of my love... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabbXccXdXdBbBbbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100101 1001011011 010101 1001011101 11110101 0101010101 1110010101 1011010101 1001 11010 01110 01010 1101 11100101001 1101 1101010101 1011 11000 10001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 517
  • Average number of words per stanza: 102
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Invocation To The Mad Queen;
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