This is an analysis of the poem Elegy:The End Of Funeral Elegies that begins with:

That I might make your cabinet my tomb, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aababcX ddeeccXcXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10 1111110011 1111111111 10110101001 01011011001 1011110011 1001110100 1101100101 1111010111 1111111111 01100111111 11111101111 0111011101 1011111101 1001101111 1011111100 1101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 355
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; my, yet, thou, to, and are repeated.

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