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

Wilt Thou not visit me?
The plant beside me feels Thy gentle dew;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abab Acac dcdc efef agag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111101 0101111101 110010111 01110100101 111101 1101110101 1100111 1111010101 111111 11010011101 11011101 111011010101 101100 1111111011 110101 1101011101 111101 1111110111 110111 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word wilt 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 Prayer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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