This is an analysis of the poem The Charnel Rose: A Symphony that begins with:

She rose in moonlight, and stood, confronting sea,
With her bare arms uplifted, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdecXda bfbghhXddg ijijiacXik iaiceddeai ffiliblae abmfmll bXEnbXEmii Madnad X iimm ooffnnffggdd fXiijjnnfF ffppbbllgg bbiiiiiijjllggXqnnfffiifffF llppiimm X Mbmllbaa X elelmqmqfgfgjbjbqnqnfafajdjd X ffFf laLXeac lelgngana liillplp glgfffffff lilmmibbff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,10,10,10,9,7,10,6,1,4,12,10,10,27,8,1,8,1,28,1,4,7,9,8,10,12,18,10,12,9,1,14,15,7,8,8,1,3,3,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011110101 0011100 110010010100 1011110111 11111111110 01010011100 1101111110 11010101111 11011100101 101101001001 110011 110111011 100101 101100101101 11111110111 1110100010110 1011101111 100101110111 1011010101001 11001110101 01000101001 10010100101 1100101 111100100111 11001111011 10110010100 1111110011 11001010101 110100111 111110011101 11100101 1011110001 010100 100110100110 0101011111 1001110101 11011001010 101010011111 101101100011 111100001 01001 00110010111 1001000101 011111 101011101111 10010101001 11010110001 0011110 11010111101 11110100101 1101011010 01011 1110100111110 11010010101 0010101 1111101110 111101000111 1110100101010 101001110 11111101110 111101111 1110100101010 1111110101 1010111111 01011111001 101011101010 10111011001 10100111111 0010110101110 10010101011 10110110101 111 1000111 1110111 10010101 11110101 01011101 11111101 11110101 01011101 00011101 10010111 11110101 11010101 01000111 11011101 01010101 10010101 01010111 11011101 10111101 011010101 10001001 110111001 100101110 010111010 11110101 10010101 10010001 01010111 01111101 01010111 10010111 1101001001 01010101 01010101 10011101 01110101 11011011 010100101 11110111 01011101 11110111 11010111 01010101 01110001 11111101 10111101 010101001 11010111 11011101 01010101 1010111 1010101 010101010 100111010 10111101 010100111 1111 11011001 11110101 11010001 110010111 111010101 10010101 10111101 11001101 01111101 11110111 01011101 10011001 11010101 11010101 111 101011101010 10010010101 010101101010 10110100100 010101 010011110111 110011110001 1010011110001 111 10110100 11011101 11110100 10110111 11011110 11110001 011110101 1110011 10111101 10011101 01000101 11100011 10010111 10011111 011100101 010100111 10110101 110101101 10010101 010010101 01010101 110100111 01010101 11010101 11110111 11110101 11010101 01010011 111 0111011 101111111 101111001011 1011110111110001 1101001101010 1011010101 010101110010 1111010100 01110101010 100010101001 11000010100 010111100110 11010111110 1010010 0100010111 0100010 1100010101 00110010101 10111010 11100110101 010101001010 11011011010 11011100110 11010110010 101001010011 101100101 0101110101 011111 11101101110 1101100101 1100101101110 01110110101 110101 1101110111 00110101 11011100111 10111011000011 10111110011 10101011101 10110111010 111101 1011010101 1101101101 1001110 10111100101 110101 1111011011 1110011 111011010011 00111010111 101001101010 11011100101 111101110 0111110101 11010100011 11100101 11011010 1100111001 101101110 10010111 1100101 1001010111 1111011 1000111111 1001011001 100101001 11111010011 11010011101 110010101010 0101001 010101110010 1111010100 1110100101010 1001010001 11010101110 10010101001 10000100111 100101 1010111101010 111011101010 1101110010 1110010101 1101011101 1110111110 11111101110 1110010011 101001010101 10111111010 11110110101 101010101010 1100101101 1111010101 1111101101 01010 01100100101 10111011 101111111 101111001011 101110111110001 111 11101 10000111001 101101101 10010 111111 100100100010 00011100101 010011100111 1011011101 0101011101 1001110101 111101001 01111101 1101010111 11101 10000111001 100101 11110011111 010101 100101 110101110 0101110 1001001010011 0110101010 010101101001 0101101110 10011 111000111101011 01111111110 110011111110 111101 111000111 11011010101 01110100101 111111001111 00111110101 111110111110 1100101 01011001101 000110101111 10010111011 110101110 1001011101 11011010111 1111011001010 1110111001 0111001001110 10110110111 100101111110 101110101 011110111 1001011101 111 110111 111010010010 10111001111 10010010011 01001001 10100100101 1011011 1111110110 10111011 1111010 110011 111111 001011 0111111010110 111111110 010010011 11111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 42
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 345
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 352
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, her, of, he, it, in, his, you, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, her, the, a, or, it are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines set, question, dust, star, sunlight are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases sang, darkness, ripples, falling connect the lines.

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  • summary of The Charnel Rose: A Symphony;
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  • history of its creation;
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