This is an analysis of the poem Hits And Runs that begins with:

I REMEMBER the Chillicothe ball players grappling the Rock Island ball players in a sixteen-inning game ended by darkness.
And the shoulders of...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001001101000110110000110110110 10100010010001101011101000110100010101011 1010011110111111010011001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 414
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 3
  • Average number of symbols per line: 137 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 24
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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