This is an analysis of the poem The Corpse That Won'T Lie Still that begins with:

Aye, call it murder is ye will!
'Tis not the crime I fear.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeXf ghghgg fgXgii hjhjXf kckcfX klklhh ikikcc lglXff cacaii hchcgg bcbcmm Xfbfkk bXbaXh gcgcgg ggggnn kckcoo fofofX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010010 110111 00111111 110001 11100110 11010001 01111101 110111 11110001 110101 11011000 11110111 11111001 110111 11110111 101101 11011111 11010111 11011101 110111 11011000 011101 11110111 11010101 11111111 111101 11111101 011101 11110100 01010111 11110101 111001 11010101 111101 11111101 11101100 100010101 111101 11010111 111101 11111111 11001001 11111101 010101 11110101 111101 01111111 01011101 11001101 111101 11111101 100110 11110111 11010001 11111111 010101 11110101 111111 11010111 11010101 11110101 010111 110101001 010100 11111011 11000111 111001101 110111 11110101 111101 11010101 01110101 10011101 111101 01010111 110101 11010101 11010111 11011011 010110 11110101 110011 11011111 010101010 11111101 111101 11011101 111111 11010111 11110011 11010111 111111 11010101 110111 11111101 11111111 11110101 011111 11110101 101101 11100101 01011101 11011110 111101 01111101 110011 01010111 11111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 125
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, he, and, dreams, i, vow are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i've, and, my, of are repeated.

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