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

I hope when I am dead that I shall lie
In some deserted grave--I cannot tell you why,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccbb ddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111111111 010101110111 111101010101 01010011100101 1101110111 010101010101 11110101010011 010111000101 011101010111 11000110011101 11110101111111 01000111010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; i, of, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Oblivion;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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