This is an analysis of the poem On The Stair that begins with:
As I went lonely up the stair
Ah me, the ghost that I saw there! ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabccbdd eefbbfaa ggbffbbb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110101 11011111 11110100 01010101 11111111 11010101 01011111 010011111 01110111 110101000 01011101 01110101 00111111 11111111 01011011 11110101 01111001 11111111 11010101 11011111 11001101 11010111 11111110 11110101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
- Average number of words per stanza: 60
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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 is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.
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