This is an analysis of the poem Hundreds And Thousands that begins with:

But a scant 2000 folk, no more,
Sitting solemn-faced within the pews,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcddaXaX efefcfXfghghXififefefijijX dkdkcbcbafafX alalfXfXcbcbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,26,13,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 101010101 101011101 0101110101 100100 1011 101100 0011 100100 1101 100100 1101 101 101111 100110111 101010111 101010011 110100 1011 100100 1101 100101 1101 100101 1011 11 111010101 0100011101 1111010101 1111110101 0010100 1001 110100 1001 110101 1001 101101 1001 101 01110111 0101110111 1100010011 1100010111 010100 1011 100100 0111 111011 1011 111111 1111 101 11100111 1101010101 0101110111 1101001101 111101 10010 111101 10110 100100 1001 000100 1010 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 417
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; their is repeated.

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