This is an analysis of the poem This Power Has No End that begins with:

Greater than a picked image,
One worships transfixed....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcDBEBFgcHbbX ABcDBEBFgcH BCBCHCHCBCICJCJCC DBEBFgcHXBCBCHCHCBCICJCJCC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,11,17,26,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010110 11001 1 1010101 010010001001 10110 0001 010 10 1 1001 010010 10111 01 1010110 11001 1 1010101 010010001001 10110 0001 010 10 1 1001 100011101 010111 101110101 010111 101110101 010111 1011110011 010111 10111010101 010111 101111101 010111 10111100101 010111 101111001 010111 010111 1010101 010010001001 10110 0001 010 10 1 1001 100011101 010111 101110101 010111 101110101 010111 1011110011 010111 10111010101 010111 101111101 010111 10111100101 010111 101111001 010111 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 340
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 67
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word this is repeated.

    The author used the same word greater at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

  • summary of This Power Has No End;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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