This is an analysis of the poem From The Headboard Of A Grave In Paraguay that begins with:

A troth, and a grief, and a blessing,
Disguised them and came this way--,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa XbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011010 0101101 11101011101 1110101 1111000010 10100111 10101001101 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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