This is an analysis of the poem Epitaph To A Dog that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcddXdcb dbXXeXdX ffggcceeccffcc hhaaaaiiccbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,14,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101 10100001 01 10110 01100 101100 10010100 1101001 01010 01110100100 001101010 010110001000 1001 1111100 11 1101010 01011 1111010101 0111010111 0101010101 1101011101 1101010101 1111111110 1011010101 0101011001 1101010101 1101111101 10001010101 01010011111 11111100010 11010101010 11110100110 011100101110 1111111001 0101010101 1101110101 1101001101 1101010111 1101111111 1101010101 1101011101 0101011101 1101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 402
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; without is repeated.

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

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