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,...
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
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest 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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