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

BECAUSE there is safety in derision
I talked about an apparition,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccAD eeffggAD cchhffAD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110100010 110111010 11110001 1110000101 010011001 1000111 011010111 0101010110 11110110 11111101 11111101 0111101 10010101 111101000 011010111 0101010110 1011101 1111101 01010111 11110111 01000101 110010011 011010111 0101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 264
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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

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