This is an analysis of the poem Old Ghosts that begins with:
CLOVE-SPICY pinks and phlox that fill the sense
With drowsy indolence;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXaaaaaaXbXbccdXddeeffffgghhhX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101111101 010100 100101 01001010001 100111 011111 1001010001 010101 010101 1101110100 110111 010100 1101010101 010111 011101 1001010100 010101 110001 1101011101 0101101 010001 1111010101 100111 0100101 0101011101 110101 101101 11001001101 111111 110110
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 940
- Average number of words per stanza: 173
- Amount of lines: 30
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.
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- summary of Old Ghosts;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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