This is an analysis of the poem Don Rafael that begins with:

'I would not have,' he said,
'Tears, nor the black pall, nor the wormy grave,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • Сlosest rhyme:
  • Сlosest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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, my, to, so, that, more, i are repeated.

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

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