This is an analysis of the poem For Charles Dickens that begins with:

Above our dear Romancer's dust
Grief takes the place of praise,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca adad efef bgbg aaaa ahahXahah
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111001 110101 01010101 010111 11110101 1101011 01000111 110101 11110001 011101 11111111 110101 11110111 111111 11100101 110001 11111101 010101 111000101 010101 11100101 111001 11010101 000101 11110101 110001 11111101 010001 11011011 010001 110010111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; he, us, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of For Charles Dickens;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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