This is an analysis of the poem The Soldier's Grave that begins with:
THERE'S a white stone placed upon yonder tomb,
Beneath is a soldier lying -... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd ebeb dbdb afaf ghgh iaia jiji iXiX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1011101101 01001010 011101111 11011010 111101101 11110010 011111001001 101001110 101110101 11101010 1010011101 100111110 1110100101 00101110 110010111 0101010 1101001001 10101110 1110101101 11101010 1010110101 11011110 1011110111 10101110 110111101 010011011 1011111111 1011011101 110100101 1101111010 0010101101 101011010 01011101101 11011011 1111101011 111101110
- Amount of stanzas: 9
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 36
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word there is repeated.
The author used the same word he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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