This is an analysis of the poem On Hearing Of Dr. O'Carr's Death - Tributary Verses that begins with:

Sorrow stealeth o'er my spirit,
For I hear O'Carr is dead.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeXX fgfghh ididhh dadacc fbfbaa ijijkk lmlmbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010110 1111001 11101010 1010101 1110111 1110111 11111110 0111101 10111110 1110101 1110111 101101010 11111010 1010101 11111110 1001111 1110101 0110101 11111110 0110001 11100110 0111101 1010111 1000111 11100010 1111101 11111010 0001111 0110101 0010101 01111010 11111011 11111110 1011111 1110101 1010101 11110010 0111101 11101010 10101001 0011111 1010111 11101010 10111001 101010010 1110111 0111101 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • 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; i is repeated.

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