This is an analysis of the poem Churchill's Grave: A Fact Literally Rendered that begins with:

I stood beside the grave of him who blazed
The comet of a season, and I saw... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbbcdceffXXXXccaaddcbcbggddXhhXXiiiidegg X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 43,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010111 0100010111 01000110011 0101010101 1101011101 0111010101 1101010111 01000111010 11011001001 1011010100 11110111111 11010010101 1101110100 11110100010 1001111111 0101010011 1111010101 1111000101 1111100111 0101011111 1101011001 0101010001 1101010101 0011111101 0111110111 1101100101 1111010101 1111000101 1011010001 11110010111 01110111100 1101011111 0111010001 1101010111 0111011111 1111000011 1111011101 0111010111 1101111101 0011100101 11110100100 0111010011 0101010001 00101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 914
  • Average number of words per stanza: 175
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; of, and, i are repeated.

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

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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