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

Tomb of a millionaire,
A multi-millionaire, ladies and gentlemen, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabbcdXdceeX dbebX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 010101101100 10011111001 010001011010 111110 0110100001 0101101 01000100 10011001100 10110100101 1101110010 101110100010 010111 0101111001001001 0011001001101110 10011101110110100110 0010101001111111110111100110 11111010001010100111011010010100111011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 491
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, to are repeated.

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

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

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