This is an analysis of the poem Bury Me In A Free Land that begins with:

Make me a grave where'er you will,
In a lowly plain, or a lofty hill; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeff gghh iijj bbdd hhccXiibb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110010 0010110101 100111001 110011111 111100111 1101001001 011011101 110010101 111101101 001100101 101010101 1101101001 111101101 100111101 111011001 1100101101 1101101101 010101101 111010101 111010101 0111101101 101111101 111100101 11111101 111111101 111100101 111010101 111101001 111100111 0010100101 11110101 0101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; i, her are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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