This is an analysis of the poem Guru's Amrit that begins with:

1. May Thee open Thy august mouth of wisdom
To make me drink the Amrit of knowledge: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd efeedeAB ghicejAB ddhkaXeAB hXgXfAB eedlXlXAB ijjkAB XddXaB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,8,9,7,9,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101101010 0111010010 11111110 10001 100101111 10111111 10101011 101011 11111010 1110101001 11101101010 11110100110 11111010011 11111 1011011 01010 1010101 100010010 11101101010 11110100110 101010101010100 0101001 111011 000101 11110 0110 111 11101101010 11110100110 1111111 001011 1111101 101101110 1001011 11101101010 11110100110 11011011 10111 111011101 1010111 110001100 111111 1111001111 11101101010 11110100110 111000110110 101 10011 0111100 11101101010 11110100110 111011001010 11111010101 11111111 1111010 11101101010 11110100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 242
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The author used the same word 3 at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word knowledge at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Guru's Amrit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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