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

'I HAVE oped my inner vision,'
(Spake the Spirit to the Seer)...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • Сlosest rhyme:
  • Сlosest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 48
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 93
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 143
  • 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; and, to, glory are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, leaving, not, all, glory are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases not, glory connect the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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