This is an analysis of the poem In Memory Of M.B. that begins with:

Here is my gift, not roses on your grave,
not sticks of burning incense....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcadcc bXcefeXXcdfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011110111 1101001 1101010001 1010001 111110101 11010011001 01110100100 110001 1111111101 0111010101 101110101 1111001 11111011111 110110101 110010110 10110110101 10100010101 11011011010 110101011001 1001000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 386
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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, i are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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  • summary of In Memory Of M.B.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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