This is an analysis of the poem Landfall that begins with:

And that was Olaf Trygvason,
Going o'er the North Sea grim,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabb Xcdcee XdXdcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110100 10100111 110111010 110101 1011010 1111010110 11110100 1011111 100101010 110101 0101010 1010011110 11110100 1010101 101111010 1011001 1011010 1110011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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