This is an analysis of the poem Haunted In Old Japan that begins with:

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Music of the star-shine shimmering o’er the sea...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbB XCcDD XaabB Xeeff aaabB aggdd XhhbB XhhXd XffbB XCcDD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 100011100101 1011100010100 11101110101 101010111 1 101010110101 10101011101 101010110101 10101000111 1 11101011101 101011100101 10101110101 101010111 1 111010101010 111011101010 11101110001 1010100010100 1 111011111101 11001010101 10101110101 101010111 1 10101010011 10001010111 11111011100101 1111100010101 1 10101011111 10101010101 10101110101 101010111 1 10101011101 101010011101 11101011101011 1110100010101 1 1010101010101 1010101010000 10101110101 101010111 1 101010110101 10101011101 101010110101 10101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; we, saw, that, haunted, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words we, all, haunted are repeated.

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