This is an analysis of the poem The Common Grave that begins with:
Last night beneath the foreign stars I stood
And saw the thoughts of those at home go by... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaXcbcadaecde
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1101010111 1101011111 0011010101 0101011100 1001000101 0101111101 1101000100 1001011101 1110110101 1111100101 1111111101 1111111111 1101110101 10011111001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 601
- Average number of words per stanza: 120
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
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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