This is an analysis of the poem The Angel Of The Sombre Cowl that begins with:

When sight and sound, by Pain's oppressive hand,
Were dimmed, and low the shaded night-light burned, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXaaaXaaaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110101 0111010111 0101011111 0111100101 11010101110 0101010111 1111010111 0100010111 110001111 11111001011 1001010101 0100011111 0101110111 1100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 309
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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 is repeated.

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