This is an analysis of the poem Bacchus Marsh that begins with:

Here she bides, a buxom lady,
Blest by peace and great content;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccb adadXbaab dXdaaXaae Xfefgdegd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001010 1111110 10101110 1011111 10101110 10001010 1011010 10100110 1010011 11100110 1111001 11110000 1010101 11101010 11101010 1010111 101100010 1010000 10101010 1000100 10101110 1010100 10111010 01111110 1011100 1110001 1011111 10101010 0100101 11111110 0010101 10101010 10101010 0010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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