This is an analysis of the poem The Dissolution that begins with:

She's dead; and all which die
To their first elements resolve;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcbaXcddaXdeeffggdhhdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 01110001 11010010001 1101010 11011001 1111010101 0101011100 1101110 110010101 1001110101 1101000 1111110100 1011110101 11111101 11110101101 111101 11010101 0111111101 0111011111 011011 1101 1111110001 0010110101 010101100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 857
  • Average number of words per stanza: 156
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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, of, my are repeated.

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

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

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