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

My heart grows sick before the wide-spread death,
That walks and speaks in seeming life around;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccccdedeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111010111 1111010101 1111010101 1101010111 1111010001 0111011111 1011010101 0011110101 1101110101 0101110101 10001010101 0101010111 11110111101 1001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 639
  • Average number of words per stanza: 120
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; and, with are repeated.

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