This is an analysis of the poem Grave, The (Excerpt) that begins with:

While some affect the sun, and some the shade.
Some flee the city, some the hermitage;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcdefghabijcgkidkdleggigc bjkaXmagXaiXgcjae glcnofgjjXj cgangXlggdgemaeb XabobcmngijXo kcaemooXjoccbhaXajgkmojiai
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,17,11,16,13,26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011101 1101010100 11110010111 0100110101 0101010001 10101010111 11001110101 0101110101 0101110111 1101111001 1101010111 0101011101 1111011111 1111010101 1101011101 01010101010 1101111101 10101011101 11010000010 11010111110 1111111101 1010011101 1111010111 1111110101 0101111101 0101011101 1101001101 1101010101 01111100101 1101010110 11110101001 0101110110 11110101110 1111011111 100011101010 11011101010 1101011101 10010010011 01000110110 0101010101 110011000010 1101110101 0101111001 1111011111 11010101001 101011101 1110111111 1101101111 1111110011 1101011101 1111000101 1111011101 1011111001 1111111100 1011010101 1001111111 11011100101 0110010001 1001010101 11010100111 01010101100 1101011101 1011111111 0101010101 11111111011 11011101010 1101110101 01010101110 1111011101 10111011101 1000110001 0111011011 11110100101 1011010101 1101010101 1101011001 1101010011 11110100100 0100010101 01100011010 0100011111 1111010011 1111000101 1101001111 010011111010 1111110011 0111011101 10010001001 100111000100 1111110101 1101111101 1111010011 1011000101 1001111111 0111110101 1001011111 0101010101 1011011101 0101010101 1100100111 10010101010 10011101001 0101110101 01011111010 1001010100 0111010101 1111011011 1101011100 11000101010 10011100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 884
  • Average number of words per stanza: 144
  • Amount of lines: 110
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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; some, and, have, his, of, i are repeated.

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  • summary of Grave, The (Excerpt);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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