This is an analysis of the poem Old Adam, The Carrion Crow that begins with:

Old Adam, the carrion crow,
The old crow of Cairo;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacddcbAAAE fbfgccgbAAAE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001001 011010 1100101101 100111001 1110010 10110 10111001 1010110010 01011011 01011011 101001011 00111 11111001 111101110 1111111011 1100110101 11011 11011 101011001 1111110010 01011011 01011011 101001011 00111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 483
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

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