This is an analysis of the poem A Doubt Of Martyrdom that begins with:

O for some honest lover’s ghost,
Some kind unbodied post... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccX ccdXXeX ffffgge aaccddX bbXceec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 111001 100101 110101 10010101 11110101 1110110 1101111 0111001 111101 100101 111010101 01110101 111110 11011110 110101 0111101 111101 111101000 11110111 100101 11010111 110001 001111 101101 01100111 11010001 11100 11011101 1100101 011110 010101 10100101 11111101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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  • summary of A Doubt Of Martyrdom;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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