This is an analysis of the poem Villanelle Of Acheron that begins with:

By the pale marge of Acheron,
Me thinks we shall pass restfully,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXA abX abA acX acA aXXA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110100 11111100 01010101 11110111 10010111 10110100 11111101 11011100 01010101 11010111 11011100 10110100 10010111 01010100 01010101 10111011 1101100 10110100 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; of is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word sun at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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