This is an analysis of the poem We Needs Must Be Divided In The Tomb that begins with:

We needs must be divided in the tomb,
   For I would die among the hills of Spain, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cXcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1110010001 1111010101 11001010101 0101000101 1111001111 1011010101 1100010101 01011101001 1101011111 11110101100 1011110001 1111110101 1101001101 1100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 365
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (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.

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