This is an analysis of the poem In An Annisquam Garden that begins with:

Old phantoms haunt it of the long ago;
Old ghosts of old-time lovers and of dreams:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabbXccXccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101000101 1101110101 0101011110 1101011101 0101101101 01001010101 1011001111 01001011100 1101110011 1101010111 0101101101 1111110101 0101011101 1101000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 610
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; old, of, some are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words old, the are repeated.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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