This is an analysis of the poem He Was Acquainted With Grief that begins with:

I cannot tell the sorrows that I feel
By the night's darkness, by the prison's gloom;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101010111 1011010101 1011110101 0101000101 1011011101 1100011111 1111010101 1101010101 1111010101 0101010101 1001110101 1111010101 1101111101 0111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 617
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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