This is an analysis of the poem A Lyke-Wake Dirge that begins with:
THIS ae nighte, this ae nighte,
--Every nighte and alle, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXX aXaX XXbX XXbX cXaX cXaX dXdX XXbX XXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 011011 1100111 10111101 110111 11010111 1100111 01011111 110111 0101101011 1100111 1111101 110111 010111111 1100111 0101110011 110111 01011111 1100111 01111111 110111 01111111 1100111 01010101111 110111 010110111 1100111 010110111 110111 01111111 1100111 0100110011 110111 011011 1100111 10111101 110111
- Amount of stanzas: 9
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 36
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, nighte are repeated.
The author used the same words if, from at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word saule at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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