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

At midnight, death's and truth's unlocking time,
When far within the spirit's hearing rolls... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdeffgdff hbieXbjjXifXhfXX ehdjklXcjbcijbilX dibbXmb bhXbf djbd hXfh hbeXn dfXho jihke iXfXXXmXgjejfbiffij aohffifniidX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,16,17,7,5,4,4,5,5,5,19,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110101 1101010101 0111000101 0101000101 1101110111 01110101001 1111011101 1101010111 0101010101 1111011101 1101111111 1001010111 11000100101 1111010101 0111010101 1111010001 110101010 111110001 1001110111 0101010111 1111010001 0101011111 01100010101 0011110111 1101011101 11001100101 1011011100 1100011000 1101110111 0101011101 1101010111 110010101001 00111010101 1101010101 11011111000 11010100101 1101011111 0101011101 0101010100 0111110101 0101111101 1101010101 1101010110 11011100101 100010 10101 1101011101 0111011101 1101000100 11010101010 1001111101 010001 1101 1111011101 1111110100 1011011111 0111011101 1101001101 1101111101 1101110101 1100 110101 001001101101 1111110101 111111 1101 1101110101 1101100101 0101010100 11110010 101 1100110111 11111101000 1111010111 110 11011001 1111111100 1101010101 1101110111 111111 1111 0101110101 1001110011 0101001000 11011011001 1101111100 10001010101 0111110001 0101101101 11010010001 0101000111 1111010100 1111010101 1101110101 11010100101 1101110001 1011110111 1111110111 1101111101 1111110101 111110101 1111111111 1011001101 1111110111 1111111111 1101111001 1101011100 010011101 10010011111 1101110101 10010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 377
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 111
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, your, o, what are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words your, of, but, o, what are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Crystal;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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