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

It is a chilly god, a god of shades,
Rises to the glass from his black fathoms....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcabdXdea XcXfegbXfg gXXaXXaXagX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,10,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0001010101 1000100110 1010111101 01000110001 11001010011 1001010001 001100110100 01011101101 1011111101 01111101110 0111000101 0111110100 01011000101 110001001100 111001111 01011010001010 11110101001 1101010101 1110010110 1001110001 1000100100010 1101010101 111001000 1101110101 0101001101 1111001100 1111011101 1101011011 110010001 1101001 10110000101 11000100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 452
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; with is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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