This is an analysis of the poem A Grammarian's Funeral Shortly After The Revival Of Learnin that begins with:

Let us begin and carry up this corpse,
Singing together.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBXbcdcdeXebfXfbgegeahahiXig ebeBejejceXXikikihXhlmlmiciXeeeeekeXneneaoao aaaanhnhaXaXimimpikieceXqcqciXicqeqXabXXdedececeemXmrbrbpXpcaXaXdqdqmimiahah
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,44,76,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110101 10010 11010101010 10010 1011010001 11111 1101001101 10011 10010010111 10100 1101111101 10010 110100010111 11100 1011010001 10010 1011110101 11010 1101000101 100010 1011111101 11010 1111010101 11010 1001110111 10100 0011010111 11110 1111110111 10010 1111100101 10010 1101101111 10010 11110110111 10110 1101011111 11010 11101010110 1101000 1101110101 11010 1101011101 10110 1111110001 11010 10001011101010 11110 1111010111 10011101 1111110011 1111 1111111111 10010 1001100010111 1000100 01110100111 10010 111101011 11010 1111110111 10110 10001111101 111100 1101110101 11110 1111011101 10110 1001110101 10010 11111111001 11011 1011110101 10011 1001100101 10110 1011011101 11010 1011110001 11110 10011110101 111100 11101111111 111000 1001110101 10011 1001011101 10011 101010101011 10010 1101011100 10110 1001010111 11010 1110000101 11010 1011010101 10011 1011010101 10110 1011011111 11010 11010100100 01010 0111010111 11011 1110111111 11100 11011101001 11110 1011111011010 1011100 1111010101 10110 0110011001 11110 1111110101 01011 011101010 10110 1101111101 10111 01011111000 10111 10010010111 11110 1101010101 11110 1101010100 10011 11010001000 10011 1101110101 10110 1111000101 10110 1011010101 11111 0101010111 10011 11011100111 10110 1111111001 11011 1001110101 10010 11110010101 10110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1883
  • Average number of words per stanza: 296
  • Amount of lines: 148
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, had, ere, his, or, it are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Grammarian's Funeral Shortly After The Revival Of Learnin;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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  • critical appreciation.

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