This is an analysis of the poem Love's Grave that begins with:

MARK where the pressing wind shoots javelin-like,
Its skeleton shadow on the broad-back'd wave! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceccefXdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010111001 01001110111 1001010111 11010010111 1111011101 0100010101 0111110001 0101011101 1101110111 1101010111 01101110101 1101110101 1111001111 0101010111 1101010101 1101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 723
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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 is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Love's Grave;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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