This is an analysis of the poem On The Death Of Prince Meshchersky that begins with:

O, Voice of time! O, metal's clang!
Your dreadful call distresses me,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcbdXb befXgbhi ijddfeek dlmhkiei ejedgnbX cdeleaXg eejkhfkd jkfijiij fkibifXb imbfjgnhXmgfcfhhf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11010101 11110101 0101110011 01111001 11010101 11000110 11111101 11010101 01000101 100101111 1010001010 110010101 1101010001 111101000100 11010011 1101010101 11011100 01111111 01010011 11110101 0101001 100001 0101001 1101011101 01000101 11010100 11011100 01111101 11110101 01011101 11010101 1101010011 10010111 11010101 01000101 11011111 1101111111 11110111 1010110010 11010111 11010001 1101010011 111111 1101110101 01110101 1111110 11110101 01010101 11110101 01010011 1001011 0101110 01010101 0101010 110101 110101010 11110001 01110111 0111011 11110111 010110101 0111010100 11110101 11011101 11010101 01010111 11000101 11011100 11010111 11010111 11110101 11110101 01000111 01000111 1101010001 11110101 1110110100 11110101 110101100100 01011101 10000111 111111 0111010101 11010101 11111100 11110100 1100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 274
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; me, we, of, it, watches are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words your, it, today are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase less connects the lines.

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