Analysis of The Call

Jones Very 1813 (Salem) – 1880

Why art thou not awake, my son?
The morning breaks I formed for thee;
And I thus early by thee stand,
Thy new-awakening life to see.

Why art thou not awake, my son?
The birds upon the bough rejoice;
And I thus early by thee stand,
To hear with theirs thy tuneful voice.

Why sleep'st thou still? the laborers all
Are in my vineyard;—hear them toil,
As for the poor with harvest song,
They treasure up the wine and oil.

I come to wake thee; haste, arise,
Or thou no share with me can find;
Thy sandals seize, gird on thy clothes,
Or I must leave thee here behind.

Scheme AbCb AdCd xexe xfxf
Poetic Form Quatrain 
Metre 11110111 01011111 01110111 110100111 11110111 01010101 01110111 11111101 1111101001 10110111 11011101 11010101 11111101 11111111 11011111 11111101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 556
Words 112
Sentences 8
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 27
Words per line (avg) 7
Letters per stanza (avg) 107
Words per stanza (avg) 27
Font size:

Submitted on May 13, 2011

33 sec read

Jones Very

Jones Very was an American poet, essayist, clergymen, and mystic associated with the American Transcendentalism movement. more…

All Jones Very poems | Jones Very Books

0 fans

Discuss this Jones Very poem analysis with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this poem analysis to your bibliography:


    "The Call" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 27 Mar. 2023. <>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    March 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.



    Are you a poetry master?

    Who is credited with creating the first poetry slam event?
    • A. Marc Smith
    • B. Victor Hugo
    • C. Kerry James
    • D. Grand corps Malade