This is an analysis of the poem Prometheus that begins with:

COVER thy spacious heavens, Zeus,
With clouds of mist,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcadXefXg Xchcchdcc gXciXja eafhXbgaj ecjcjjibe hbaXk cXekgje
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,9,7,9,9,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101 0101 110111 0101 10011101 1111 11110 1101111111 1111 1101 11010 11110 1001111 110100 01010 1101 1100 11101 010110 01101 1101 110001 1111001 11011001 101101110 0111 01010101 111 01010100 11010101 0100 11111010 110101 110110 010101 0101001 110111 111010010 001010 11101101 001010 111100001 101001 110101 100111 111010 1111101 11010 0111 1100111 1111010 10110 0101001 01001 001001 1101 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Prometheus;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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