This is an analysis of the poem Dirge Of Nelson that begins with:

Toll Nelson's knell! a soul more brave
Ne'er triumphed on the green-sea wave!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaB cccB dddXXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 11010111 1100101001 1101 01011001 01110101 11010101 1101 11111101 11100111 01010101 0101 01011001 11010101 11010101 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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  • summary of Dirge Of Nelson;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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