This is an analysis of the poem Cemetery that begins with:

Who whispers here is forgotten.
Saliva's emptiest fruit...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abXXX Xbccb ccXXaXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,5,5,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010010 100101 0101 110011 00100 010 111 101111 0100101 1110100 110 100100 111 01110 0010100 1011 11011 0110011 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 101
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Cemetery;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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