This is an analysis of the poem Ghosts Of A Lunatic Asylum that begins with:

Here, where men's eyes were empty and as bright
As the blank windows set in glaring brick, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cddc dede fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010111 1011010101 1011000111 1101110111 1001010101 1111010111 10111111001 1101111101 1011010101 1101110001 1101111101 1001010101 0101010101 1001110011 1101010101 0100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; and is repeated.

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  • summary of Ghosts Of A Lunatic Asylum;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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