This is an analysis of the poem Valley Of The Ghouls that begins with:

Energized with a sacrifice,
To remain devoted to purpose......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbcdd efgeeg DdXfe DXXacgf FBD AAfHC FBD AAfHC aFBDXAAfHC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,5,7,3,5,3,5,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100101 001010010 101001 00101010 1110101 11010010 110101001010 0100100101010001 111010100 1010011100 10111 1010 101 001000010010001 11100101101010 1110011001 11010101011 10001110101010 001000010010001 110010010 011101 110101011 00110001 10101010 001000101 00100 001 0010001 11001 10111 1 1010 001100101 00100 001 0010001 11001 10111 1 1010 001100101 11 00100 001 0010001 11001 10111 1 1010 001100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • 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 three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • 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 word those is repeated.

    The author used the same word it 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 Valley Of The Ghouls;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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