This is an analysis of the poem At Cashel that begins with:

ABOVE me stand, worn from their ancient use,
The King's, the Bishop's, and the Warrior's house,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbb ccXaa XXdXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 0111101101 0101010101 1011010101 1111110101 101101010 0011111111 0001011111 0101001111 1101111101 1111110001 0111010111 0100100100 1101110101 1101010110 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

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  • summary of At Cashel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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