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

Dark lady of the laggard dawn,
Hiding within her gully deep;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac decefafa ggggahfh ihiXdada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11000101 10010101 11110001 010100111 11010111 101011101 01000101 11010101 11011111 11111001 11010111 01010111 11001111 10011111 11010101 110010001 11110101 11010111 10110111 111101001 10110101 11101101 11010101 110101001 1111111 10010101 01110101 01100101 11111101 10011111 01001100 01110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; her is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word while is repeated.

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