This is an analysis of the poem At The Cementary that begins with:

Rotten stone towers sultrily warmed.
Yellow haze of incense hovers....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b a X X b X c X X cXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101001 10100110 1110001 10101001 100111 10111 101001001 1101101001 101010001 1010110 1100101 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 31
  • Average number of words per stanza: 5
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of At The Cementary;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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