This is an analysis of the poem Abbey Assaroe that begins with:

Gray, gray is Abbey Assaroe, by Belashanny town,
It has neither door nor window, the walls are broken down; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbcX ccddaacX eeffggcX ddhhiicX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101010110001 01101110011101 01011100101101 010111111100001 010101001100001 10010101010101 0110101010101 11001010101010 01010101010101 01010101010101 1111010010101 10010101010101 10100111010101 11010101010101 11010101010101 1111001001010 11110111010101 11110100111101 11011101110101 010101001010101 10010100110101 01000011010101 11110101010101 0110010011010 010010010100111 10110111110101 01011001111101 01101011111101 11110111010001 11010101001101 0111110110011 0101110111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 466
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, he, of, and, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, it, he are repeated.

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

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