This is an analysis of the poem Over The Carnage that begins with:

OVER the carnage rose prophetic a voice,
Be not dishearten'd--Affection shall solve the problems of Freedom... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcca aXd ef XXXX bd gfgee fX eXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,2,4,2,5,2,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101001 0101001011010010 1 1111101010100111 101000100 100100111100100 11110100101001000 1 11011010010 0100101101010111 10101010010011 01101101010101100010 11 1100110110100011 01001000111001 1001010110110011 01010100010110110 010 0110111110110 001001001010 00100001001011 11111111011010 11001101100101011 01100010101010 11101010101111 11011101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, be, from, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines yet, victorious are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase one connects the lines.

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