This is an analysis of the poem The Young Dead that begins with:

Ah, how I pity the young dead who gave
All that they were, and might become, that we... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbabbccbddeedffeefff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111001111 1110110111 0101110011 1101000101 1101010011 1111010101 0101110001 11010011101 1011001101 110011101 11010101001 11010101010 11110111010 1101111110 1101010111 1111110011 1111001111 1101011011 1101110011 1011010101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 891
  • Average number of words per stanza: 167
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, shall are repeated.

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