This is an analysis of the poem Testimony Regarding A Ghost that begins with:

THE ROSES slanted crimson sobs
On the night sky hair of the women,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbXXccXXcdXec cXadXaeeXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 101110010 1011101 1001110 1010010100 111110111 10010001 10110 1010010 0010101 010110111 11111 1101110111 111000 11011101 0101001 01110111 101010101 00111 1010100101 00110010 100010110 10010101 100010101 0111010 1010010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 853
  • Average number of words per stanza: 156
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less 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; roses, of are repeated.

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

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