This is an analysis of the poem Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave? that begins with:

"Ah, are you digging on my grave,
My loved one? -- planting rue?"... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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