This is an analysis of the poem The Hour And The Ghost that begins with:

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O love, love, hold me fast,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcddc e fff b gedaaXe a hbhbbabaa e ddd b cicigjjd a akakbbcbbc e ggd b lllalafffhhl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,7,1,3,1,7,1,9,1,3,1,8,1,10,1,3,1,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 111111 1110101 110101 10111 101011 010111 00111 11 111111 110111 1011010111 1 101111 01111 001111 111101 11111 11101010 110101 1 1111010 111001 0101010 111111 111011 111001 1111001 010001 110101 11 111111 1001111 101101 1 111101 101110 111011 11111110 11111 110111111 110101 1111 1 110111 11111 11101 11100 110111 0111101 111111 111111 1011101 0111101 11 111101 1111101 1101111111 1 1111 1110100 1110101 010111 010101 1101 011111 110101 1010101 1111010 001110 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, and, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words come, while, o, to, fill are repeated.

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