This is an analysis of the poem Ghosts that begins with:

LOW, weed-climbed cliffs, o'er which at noon
The sea-mists swoon:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaddeeffeeggXXcchhcccciiaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110111 0111 11011101 1101 11010101 1111 1101010101 110111 01010001 1111 11010101 1101 10111111 1111 1101010101 011101 111101 0101 011111 1101 110111 1101 11000011111 1011001 11001101 1101 01010111 0111 1011010 1101 1100011101 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 926
  • Average number of words per stanza: 171
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

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  • summary of Ghosts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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