This is an analysis of the poem Greek Funeral Chant Or Myriologue that begins with:

A WAIL was heard around the bed, the death-bed of the young,
Amidst her tears the Funeral Chant a mournful mother sung.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd eeffcXff ffffggcX aagggggg ggccbbhh ggddccgX aaiijjgg kkllddgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01110101011001 010101001010101 1011111100101 0101010111100111 1111000110111 10110101111111 10011101110111 111111011111001 11011111011111 11110111010101 11001101110011 11010101100101 11010101111101 10111111110111 111101110011101 11010101111111 11011111111010 11111101110111 11001101101101 011100011111111 11111101110101 11010101111111 111011011101001 1111011110111 01110101011001 011101001010101 1011111110101 11010101011101 11111101101010 11110111110111 11110111110111 0110011010111 11111111010101 110101001110101 110111010011001 11000111010101 11110101011011 110101001111101 11011111111101 11101101111001 11101101110111 11011101110111 111101111101001 10111111110101 111101011111011 01110111111111 11111111111101 1100110110110 01110101011001 010101001010101 1010011111101 11010111111101 11110101110011 11010101111101 11011101110101 11110111110111 110101010110111 11010111110111 110101001111111 011100001110001 11111101111101 01110111010111 01011111111101 11011111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 504
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, thy, my, had, or, thou, when, what, see are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, a, or are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Greek Funeral Chant Or Myriologue;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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