This is an analysis of the poem The Death Of Shelley that begins with:

Fit winding-sheet for thee
Was the upheaving eternal sea, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXabcacdca eebbfcbcfcc ghghiciciciijjjjjjXij jijijXdjdj babjjaaiijjbgbgkk bibbilbmlmnanaan
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,11,21,10,17,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 101000101 1101010101 110010110 11110111 010000100010101 111101 01010111 11110101 11010100 11010111 1101010101 11110100 11010101010101 1111001101 01110010011 10000011 11011101 111111 11001111 0100010011 1001110001 10111111010001 101111 10101111101 1001011001 1001110101 10010001001 11110001 01100001 1101101101 101101 1110000101 1100110101 11110111 01110100011 11010101 1101010101 010001101 11010111 010010101 1101110110 010100101 1101110101 111011 01110101001 1011001001 11010101 1100110001 1101110100 1101110 111001100110101 11100010 0110101 11111101 1111110111 11001101001 0111001111 110010110 110101 0101010101 1100101110 0111010011010 11011101 1101110100 01110101001 1101110101 110010101 011001001 11000101 110001010011 11100101 11010010001 101010101 1100101 110101 110101 0111100101 100110 110101 10101010 01010111 0111110101 1111111101 10110110111 1101010100 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 603
  • Average number of words per stanza: 99
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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