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

The night is holy and haunted,
Asleep in a vale of June.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdb baeXfa XgXghg ijfjbj kagaXa bhXXch halaba dgkgig kmambm elllil bjcXaj XnXnhnXibjbabbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010110 0100101 1011110 0010101 1010010011 00101001 0001110 011101 01100010 100010 0111111 10111 0101100 110111 10011101 110101 10101110 110011 0111010 101101 01110011 1100101 0100010 111101 0110010 010101 011110101 111111 01101100 011111 11101111 100101 110010110 110101 111111011 110101 1001110 110101 11010110 011111 01110010 010101 0111011 111111 01110111 010101 101011010 100101 01000010 10101 10011111 111101 10010111 110101 0101010 100001 0101010 100101 1101010 111101 1101010 110101 0100110 110110 1111110 1100100 101010 1101011 1101010 011001 1101110 110001 100010010 110101 110100101 00110100 010010001 011100 1101110 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, me are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase blind connects the lines.

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

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

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