This is an analysis of the poem Yes , The Dead Speak To Us that begins with:

Yes, the Dead speak to us.
This town belongs to the Dead, to the Dead and to the Wilderness....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa ba cd cXe X Xca a bcXde XXXdaXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,3,1,3,1,5,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 0101001001100100 1001101011110100010011 11110111111011011010101101111010001 110011110111111110110101010 10100111101001111101101010110 11001101010100010101000110001011 10110111101111101111110101101 11111111011001111101101111011110 110101100111001110 10101010 1001110 1001011 111010101010101000101000011010011110000100110100111111101110101010010110111000111011001111011110101010110111110111010110111010110010110101110001010011 10011 1001101 11111110 100011 1010100 00101001001001011001110111 10100010011101001010110110110101100101 001110101001000101010100111 011101111011111101000111010010100010111010111011001010111111101011001 101110010110011101111000010011010011111110111010101001011011100011101100111101111010101011011111011101011011010110010110101110001010011 1100010101011001001111011111111000011110110111101111010010011111010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3364
  • Average number of words per stanza: 643
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 98 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 19
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; dead, to, and, of, we, here, or, all, so, let, in are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Yes , The Dead Speak To Us;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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