This is an analysis of the poem Remorse that begins with:

AWAY! the moor is dark beneath the moon,
   Rapid clouds have drunk the last pale beam of even: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXbcb dedebXbcX fgfgcXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,9,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101010101 101110111010 0101001010101 11001110011010 1101011001110 11011111101 11011111111011 10110101110101 01010111101 11011010001 10111111111 110111010101 01010101110111 1101001110111 111101110011101 1101110111111 1 0111011011101 101011101010001 11000100100101 10011111100101 100111110101 111111101101100 101010101110111 101001101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 541
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; not, thy, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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