This is an analysis of the poem Crumble-Hall that begins with:

When Friends or Fortune frown on Mira's Lay,
Or gloomy Vapours hide the Lamp of Day; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc bbaaddeebbffeegghhddie jjffhh gghhggaaabbcceeXb hhbb bbaa bbgg eeffhcjj ffffbbff bbee ddbbffffff hhffddXg aaaaaff hhjjccggbbee bbaabbaaa ddbbffbbeegggeaakkXX hhbbbb iihhffaaa bbbbhhbbhh bbcchhhhjjXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,22,6,17,4,4,4,8,8,4,10,8,7,12,9,20,6,9,10,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011101 1101010101 0101010101 0101110101 1101010101 11010010101 1111011001 0101110001 1001010101 1111010111 11110100001 1111110101 1101111001 1101010101 1101011101 11010111010 1101110101 1101010101 1111001101 0101010101 0101010101 1101000101 1101110101 0101010101 0101010101 1011010101 1011010101 1111010111 0011010101 01010001001 1101011101 11110100101 1101110111 1101110001 1101110101 0101010101 01011110001 0011000101 1101010101 1111111111 1011110101 1101000101 01111101111 11000111101 0111000101 1011010101 1101110101 1101110101 0101010001 1011010110 11010100101 1001111101 1011010101 0111010101 11001010101 0101010101 11001010101 0101010101 1101000101 1111010101 1101010101 1101110101 1011110011 1101110111 0111011111 0111010111 111110001 11011001101 1101010101 1110010001 1110010101 1101100101 1101010101 11011000101 0101010101 1111010011 01110010001 1101010101 1101110101 0111010101 1101110101 1011110101 0101010101 1101101101 0101111101 1111110111 1011000101 1011010101 1101011101 1101010101 1111010101 1101010101 1111010101 1111010101 1101010101 1111010111 1111111111 11110100011 1111110101 1101110110 1101000101 1101010101 1111110101 1011010101 10110101001 1111010101 0101100001 1111000101 0101011101 01010101001 0110010111 1100010111 01001011101 1101010101 0100111101 0111100101 0101110101 0101000101 1111010101 10110101001 10011010101 1100000101 1101010111 1111010101 1101010101 1101000101 1011110101 1111110101 0011110101 10101010111 1101110001 0111010101 0101010101 01010101001 1111101101 1101100101 101010010101 10101011111 10111111111 100001011111 10111011101 10111011101 10101011111 10101110111 10101010111 10111110101 10101010101 10101000101 100111100110 1111011001 0111000101 0101010111 1011010101 0101110101 1101010101 1011110101 11011010101 0111010111 0101010101 1101110101 1101011101 1011010101 1111110101 1101011101 1111010101 011011101 1011110101 1101010101 1111110001 1101010101 1101011101 11011101001 1110001101 1101010101 101111111 0101111101 1101010101 1101010101 1101110101 0101110101 1111110101 1101110101 1111010101 1011110101 1110011101 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 403
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 186
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; with, and, whose, some, to, for, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, the, of, here, to, for are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Crumble-Hall;
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