This is an analysis of the poem Stanzas Suggested By A Funeral that begins with:

For me there'll be no great display,
No turning out of people,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd XXeb fdfd agag hihi ebeb jkjk lklk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111001101 1101010 11111101 1100010 011000111 1101010 111100101 0101110 11010100 1111100 11010101 11011100 10110111 1111110 11110101 111010 10110101 1111010 00011111 1101010 01111101 0111010 11110101 0101010 11001101 1111010 11010101 0101010 11010001 0111110 11010101 0101010 01011111 0111010 11011001 01001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • 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; of is repeated.

    The author used the same words nor, how at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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