This is an analysis of the poem What Grief! The Alley's End that begins with:

What grief! The alley's end
Is lost in snow again today,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd dXae afgX gcXfXdfbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110101 01010101 11010101 110101 01010101 010010111 010101001 01010101 11010101 10110101 11011101 01110101 10111101 11010001 11010111 11010111 01111111 11010011 11010111 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; my, and, where are repeated.

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

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