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

MARK you not yon sad procession;
'Mid the ruin'd abbey's gloom,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh ebeb eiei didiXbaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010 1010101 100001010 0011101 10101110 1100001 11100010 1110101 10101010 1010101 10101110 1010101 10101010 1010101 10111010 1111111 00101010 1010101 10011010 1110001 10101110 00101001 01101010 0010111 001101010 1110101 10011110 1010111 11101110 1010111 11011010 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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