This is an analysis of the poem Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad Of Carmilhan - I. that begins with:

At Stralsund, by the Baltic Sea,
Within the sandy bar,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaab cdddd ceffe gXXhg dhXhh Xgccg Xihhi cdjjd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 010101 11100101 10111101 001001 01010101 110101 11010101 010010111 010001 11010001 110111 111101011 11010101 011111 111100101 011000 01000101 01000101 1100101 01110001 010101 01100110 11011111 111111 11010111 1101001 11011101 11010111 110100 11100101 010001 00011001 11001111 110111 11011101 100001 00010101 01011101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; at, and, of, sometimes, them are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, sometimes, he are repeated.

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