This is an analysis of the poem Tower Of Song that begins with:

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111101 11001011101 101011101101 0110111001 1001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i'm, my are repeated.

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  • summary of Tower Of Song;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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