This is an analysis of the poem A Ballad Of Burial that begins with:

If down here I chance to die,
Solemnly I beg you take... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXBcXab Xbabcbcb bXbddbdb bebeebeb efeffXXb gagahbhB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111101 1001111 11010100 0011111 1110100 0011101 1111111 0011111 0011101 1010101 1100111 1110111 1110100 1010101 1011100 1111111 1010011 101011010 1110101 1001101 1110101 111010001 1110101 1111111 1010101 1010110 1010111 1011101 1011111 1010111 0010111 1111111 1011101 1010111 1010101 1010101 1111111 10101010 111001010 1111111 1110101 1010111 1010101 1010101 1110101 1111101 1111101 0011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word sake at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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