This is an analysis of the poem The Skeleton In Armor that begins with:

"Speak! speak! thou fearful guest!
Who, with thy hollow breast ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 160
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • idea of the verse;
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