This is an analysis of the poem The Doom Of The Esquire Bedell that begins with:

Adown the torturing mile of street
I mark him come and go, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abababcdcdcdefXfefgagagahihXhihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100101 111111 101101001 010011 01110101 010101 10010101 110111 11010101 110111 11011111 010001 01011111 110101 010110111 010101 11110101 010001 11010111 111101 11010111 010101 11010101 110111 01011101 010001 11111101 111101 11011001 011001 01000101 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1009
  • Average number of words per stanza: 186
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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