This is an analysis of the poem The Lamentation Of David Over Saul And Jonathan His Son that begins with:
Thy beauty, Israel, is gone :
Slaine in the places high is he.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXbcdcd XeXeXfag babXhhhX eXeXgXfa cbcbXbhb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 1101001 10010101 0101110 11110000 110101101 01110001 11100101 11010001 11010111 11000101 110101011 111111001 11010111 01000101 01011101 11011001 10111101 10010111 11000101 11110101 01110101 0111001 11110001 11011100 11010111 110101100 1110101 11110111 11011101 01010110 11001101 01110111 1101011 11010011 11010111 11011101 1100011 01010101 11010101 11110001
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
- Average number of words per stanza: 49
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, of, nor, they, my are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, nor, in, who, my are repeated.
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