This is an analysis of the poem A Girls' Grave that begins with:

What story is here of broken love,
What idyllic sad romance, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX cdcd efef ghgh acac dhdh iXig hihi ididXbgbg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110010101 1010101 110100101 1101110 1101100101 11101111 110101101 0011111 10011101 110101 100100101 1101011 10001110 101011 0110111101 1101101 10101101 0111101 010010101 111111 10101101 01001001 01011111 1011101 1100101101 0010111 00100100011 1111101 10010101 1101101 101111101 11101101 010101101 0110101 011100111 101101 111110101 0111001 101010101 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; what, and, of are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Girls' Grave;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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