This is an analysis of the poem On The Tombstone Of James Christopher Wilson (D. April 11, 1884) In Headley Churchyard, Surrey that begins with:

Thou our beloved and light of Earth hast crossed
The sea of darkness to the yonder shore.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010110111 0101000101 1111010111 1101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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