This is an analysis of the poem Craqueodoom that begins with:

The Crankadox leaned o'er the edge of the moon
And wistfully gazed on the sea... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbc XdXdXefe ghghdXdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010011001001 11001101 101000101001 001011011 01001001101 11001001 001001111001 001011001 01101101001 101011011 111010001001 101001001 101011101000 101101001 11001101001 01011001 01001101001 101011001 111011001001 001011011 101001111111 11101010 101001101001 001101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 331
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Craqueodoom;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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