This is an analysis of the poem A Death-Day Recalled that begins with:

Beeny did not quiver,
Juliot grew not gray,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac XaXadede Xfbfaeae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110 10111 110010 10101 111010 10101 101010 00101 111100 101010 001010 110010 111010 11101 111010 10101 101100 00101 111011 10101 101110 10101 1011010 01101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of A Death-Day Recalled;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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