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

We mortal spirits, in great darkness set.
Have yet our lamps of comforting, our small...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeaa efefaa fgfghh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101001101 1111010011 1101110101 0111100101 1110110001 1111010101 1111010111 0101010101 1111000101 1101111101 1111010101 11001100101 11010100101 10011101010 0101010101 10010111010 1101010101 1011011101 1111111111 0101000101 1100010111 01110110011 01001111101 10110101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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