This is an analysis of the poem St. Laurence that begins with:
Within the broken Vatican
The murdered Pope is lying dead.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd dcdc efef ghgh
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 01010100 01010101 01000100 11011111 01011101 01000101 01011101 11011101 11010101 11010101 11111001 01010101 11010101 11110111 11110101 01010111 11011101 01110111 11011101 01010101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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