This is an analysis of the poem Early Death that begins with:

Oh grieve not with thy bitter tears
The life that passes fast;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb cdXd ebab d fgfg XeaeXdcac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,1,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101 011101 010100101 111011 11110111 111111 11010101 110101 11111001 010101 11011101 111111 1111101 101110 011101 101100 10101 111010 11111 11110 010111 11110101 011111 11110101 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; her is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, she are repeated.

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  • summary of Early Death;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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