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

Come down from heaven to meet me when my breath
Chokes, and through drumming shafts of stifling death ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd eeffgfgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11010011111 11110101001 11001010101 10011111111 1111011101 01001110101 01010101010 110101111010 1011011101 01110101111 1111010011 1101010011 1011010101 11010111011 0100110110 1100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 377
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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