This is an analysis of the poem Joy In Heaven that begins with:

FIRST SPIRIT
Sister spirit, listen!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: A bcdc A eb A eb E fgfgahFadFiF E bbbbcXcfhcFF A jaea A af A if E dedeedfiF E hihiciXiFF hheXc I ha X Xbffb I fcceeejkKhK
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,2,1,2,1,12,1,12,1,4,1,2,1,2,1,9,1,10,5,1,2,1,5,1,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110 101010 101101 0101010 110101 1010 1111110101 111110001 110 1101110 110101 10010 1001011 110111 10011011 110111 00101 11101110 111101 01101 11101110 111101 1111111 111101 10010 10011101010 1101010101 100011111010 1101110101 10001010 1010100 0101110 010101101 1111 1101010 110101 110101 110 101010 110101 1101010 010001 1010 1111110111 1110100111 110 1111110 010111 10010 11110010 101101 1101010 100111 11101 10101010 101011 1111111 111101 10010 10011101010 1100010101 100011101110 1111010101 11101010 100010101011 100101011100 10010100010 110101 110101 111111 10001001101 10101010 101010100 11 110 10011001 10010010 10 11001001 11001011 11101 110011101 010 110 101101 01011011 1101100111 111101 011101 1101010101 110100 11101 1101001 1101 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 27
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 102
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 95
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; have, we, us, hear, and, our, to, thee are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words we, there's, and, glory are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines today, more are repeated).

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  • summary of Joy In Heaven;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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