This is an analysis of the poem The Broken-Hearted that begins with:

All pale, yet beautiful in grief, she laid her down to rest,
And her head was softly pillowed on a loving sister's breast ; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbcc ddXeffaagXhhbXaaaa ccbbaaaaeeaaaabbXXdX ggXXgghhbbbbii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,18,20,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110001110101 1011101001010101 010100001110101 111010101000101 1111011101010111 111010111110101 11111111010101010 00100101111101010 111011100010011 111111111111111 1110101010101110 111011100010101 111111111111111 101110101010111 111110101010011 111111110010001 101011101111111 0111101001010100 11011010010101 111010101011111 111011101110001 101010010110111010 1110001000011101 111010101111101 1010101010111011 111110110110101 11101010110101 11100011010101 101000101110101 10111010001001001 111111100110111 1111110110101 1101001011100101 11010101111100 11011101100101 0100110110101 01010101110111 11010101111101 101011101011101 111001110010101 111110101011101 111010101010101 111110101111111 10101011010100 101011101010111 101110101111111 0111110110101 01010101110101 01011111111101 111110100010101 01011100110101 1110101000010101 010111000011101 1101110110101 010101010110101 11111100111111 11110101110101 01010101010111 111111010101001 11111101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 952
  • Average number of words per stanza: 176
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ', me, i, how, my, and, him, he, she, of, so, they are repeated.

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

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