This is an analysis of the poem Keith Of Ravelston that begins with:

The murmur of the mourning ghost
That keeps the shadowy kine,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX Xbcb XdXd XeXe XeXE Xfaf gXXE cfdf gXXE fgeg eXXE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000101 1101001 110100 0100110 100100 010111 1010101 110101 100100 010101 01110101 01111 11011101 110101 11010100 110111 01010111 010101 110100 010011 11011101 110101 11110111 110111 01010111 1101001 110100 010011 11110101 010111 01111001 111101 11010101 1101001 110100 010011 11111101 111111 01010101 110111 110101001 1101001 110100 010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; of, she, his are repeated.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase she connects the lines.

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  • summary of Keith Of Ravelston;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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