This is an analysis of the poem Elegy To The Memory Of Richard Boyle, Esq. that begins with:

NEAR yon bleak mountain's dizzy height,
That hangs o'er AVON's silent wave; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd ebeb fdfd fgfg hbhb fifX fbfb fcfc fafa ffff fdfX iiiX aXaX ebeb aiai fXfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101 111010101 10110101 11010101 100110101 110101001 101101001 10010101 111100111 01010101 01010011 110010101 100111101 110110001 11111101 11010101 1011111010 01010101 1101011010 01010101 100010011 11010101 110010101 11110101 101010101 100010101 11110101 110101100 11000101 11101101 11011101 11010101 11110101 01010101 010000101 01010111 11110101 01110011 11011101 11010101 11110101 11110111 01110101 01011001 11110101 11010101 01010101 111000010 01011101 11011101 11110111 1011100010 111110101 01111110 10110001 111100110 110101011 11110001 11011101 11011111 11010101 10110101 10010101 01110001 11110101 110011001 01011101 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; thy, he are repeated.

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

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