This is an analysis of the poem The Burial Of Sir John Moore At Corunna that begins with:

Not a drum was heard, nor a funeral note,
As his corse to the rampart we hurried;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac adad bebe bebe fdfd fcfc fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111101001 1010010110 1010010111 10011110110 1101101101 010110110 1010010101 10101010 110100101 101101111 111101001001 00101011 11100111 111101010 111101101111 1110010010 1111100101 11101010 1011010111001 111011010 1011001011 1100110111 11011011111 0011010111 110110111 10110101010 1110101101 1011100100 101101111 0010011110 11101111101 111010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; his, we, and, him are repeated.

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