This is an analysis of the poem On The Plains that begins with:

ALONE with the silence, the sun and sky,
Full length on the tussocky plain I lie: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbffaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0100100111 1110100111 1100100101 1101101111 1101100101 0101100111 1100100111 0101100101 110010111 1010101101 10110100101 0110110111 1101101111 111111111 1101100111 1110100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 717
  • Average number of words per stanza: 128
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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