This is an analysis of the poem The Passing Of The Sidhe that begins with:

There is weeping on Cnoc-Aulin and on hoary Slieve-na-mon,
There's a weary wind careering over haggard Knocknaree;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaX bXaaX Xcddc ebddb eXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011101110111 10101010101010 10101010 11101010 101010101010001 1010101010010111 1010110101010 10101010 10101010 101011100011101 101010101011101 1010001010101001 10101010 0011110 001010101011101 1010101010010101 101100011010101 10101110 10101010 101010100110101 111010000111101 101010101011110 10111000 10101010 101010100010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, like are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase calling connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Passing Of The Sidhe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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