This is an analysis of the poem On A Grave At Grindelwald that begins with:

Here let us leave him; for his shroud the snow,
For funeral-lamps he has the planets seven,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1111110101 110011101010 1011010111 0101010 1101110101 1001010001 0111100101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; for is repeated.

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

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