This is an analysis of the poem A Funeral Fantasie that begins with:

Pale, at its ghastly noon,
Pauses above the death-still wood--the moon;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABAAXcdcd eeaafgXggg babXbgbbf hihijjjj kbkbaiai ajaj lclc XbXbamam kkkkababAABAAXkikki
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,9,8,8,4,4,8,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110101 1001011101 0111010111 010101 100111 10011010100 1011010111 1001011101 01111010101 1011010101 011101 101011101001 1101010111 101101 11010111010 1111010001 1101111101000 01110011101 1001110101 1011010101 1101001 1111000101 110101101001 110101010100 1111011111 1111011101 011101010001 0011111111 1111011100 11110010010 1011010001001 1011010010010 101001101001 111001101101 01011001001 01101101101 101001101001 1011001001 1010010110001 111011001101 1011010101001 1101111101 11001001001 11001011001 111101101 11001101101 001001011101 01011001001 101001101001 1101001001 11111001111 11001001001 11011011111 1001111011010 01001111101 110110010110 100111111101 101011001 11011000101 11001111011 101011001001 01011101001 01001001111 101011001101 101101001001 111011011101 01101101001 111001111001 101101001001 110101 1001011101 0111010111 010101 100111 10011010100 0111000101 1111010111 0111010011 1011010101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 449
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; to, ice, cold, his, of, that, death, in, we, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, as, that, and are repeated.

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