This is an analysis of the poem Grief Thief Of Time that begins with:

Grief thief of time crawls off,
The moon-drawn grave, with the seafaring years,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbabcadcbba efefeadcdcdbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 0111001000 010111 0111111001 010101 1111110111 110101 1001110101 010101 1001010101 110101 1111010111 11011001010 11000110001 1111010111 110001 0101000101 110101 1101110101 110111 1101011101 1010101 1101010101 101011 1111000101 110101 11011101001 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 520
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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