This is an analysis of the poem Little Nell that begins with:

GLEAMING through the silent church-yard,
Winter sunlight seemed to shed ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaba Xcdc efgf hiXi fhjh Xdkd haha dada ekak blXl Xbbb Xaba dcjc ehhh Xbgb acXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101011 1011101 10111110 10010101 10111100 10111001 11011101 010101 10110101 011101 11010101 010011 11010011 110111 1101001000 110101 01010111 101111 01011100 1011101 10010101 010001 10001111 0101001 1011101 111111 01110111 110101 11011111 1100111 001011111 110111 01110111 110101 101100111 110101 01111111 110101 01010101 110111 10011100 1101010 01010101 1101010 011000101 100111 110010101 110111 111010101 110111 11111110 111101 111101001 11001110 101010101 10111010 11010101 110111 01001101 010111 11110101 110101 11010101 010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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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  • summary of Little Nell;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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