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

IN Collins Street standeth a statute tall,
A statue tall, on a pillar of stone, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbc dXdefcfC gXggacaC ghghicic jkjkgcgc gegebXbc fXfXicicXafafbcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101100101 0111101001 100100111 0010100111 101101111 101111011 1110100101 1111111111 111011110110 11110100 00101111010 00100100101 111110101 1011111001 1100101101 1111111111 10100101 110111100 1010101101 1010110101 111111111 0010111101 1101111001 1111111111 101101001 10110101 110101001 10111101 01101101101 1110101101 1010110101 1011111111 11001101001 010100101 010100101 1011100101 111101101 1010010111 10101101111 111111111 0010100101 0011110101 110111101 111110101 111110111 101100101 0111001011 1111111111 111010111 110111101 1111111011 111101101 111101111 1110101101 1111111101 1011111111 110111101 10111101 1101111011 1110101001 111101101 1010110111 111011111 0011111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 364
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, with, he are repeated.

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

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