This is an analysis of the poem In Memoriam A. H. H.: Is It, Then, Regret For Buried Time that begins with:

Is it, then, regret for buried time
That keenlier in sweet April wakes,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceeee fggf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 001011101 11001101 11011111 01000101 11010101 011101101 11010101 01110111 11010101 01111101 11111111 11010111 11010101 11010101 11010101 11111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 326
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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