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

Alone, all alone, by the wave-washed strand
All alone in the crowded hall... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdXXefefXdcX eXeXcdaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0110110111 10100101 01001101111 11101111 0110111111 001101111 1110001011011 001001000 0110100101 10100101 1011110101 11001011 1010110101 10110101 111101101101 001001000 00100110111 10110101 11111111111 1110110100 11111110101 1101111 0111011111001 001001000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 467
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; alone, all, her, nor, of, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, in are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word slievenamon at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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