This is an analysis of the poem The Glug Quest that begins with:

Follow the river and cross the ford,
Follow again to the wobbly bridge,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd eaeafgfg hh ijijkaka ljljkjkj gg gigifcfc cgcgXama aa acacmjmj niniemeX Xo iiiifofo kakaimiX cicimdmd gggg pqpqakak pepekjkj eeaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,2,8,8,2,8,8,2,8,8,2,8,8,8,4,8,8,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100101101 1001001001 100110101 100111001 111101011 11101101 100111101 111110101 11110111 100111011 101000111 11011111 100111001 111101001 100100111 010011110 1010100101 110101111 1011110111 100110101 10010111 100111101 1001101001 100100101 100110111 01001001001 11100111 10100100111 110100111 1001011111 11100101 100101101 110101101 1101110101 11110101 10101101 1101001011 10111001001 11001101001 10111001011 1101011101 1001101001 1101101011 1110111001 10100100111 10100000101 101100101 1011011101 1001101001 1101011011 0101001101 100101101 1001001101 1101011001 1011011001 1101011001 1001001101 101111001 110110111 10100111001 1101001001 001001001101 111111001 1001101001 100111011 11111111111 100100111 100101111 1001001011 11011111001 1111011111 111001101101 1101101001 1001001001 1111011101 1101111001 11110111011 1011001101 1001001011 1011011011 1101011111 1001101001 1010001101 1101011001 1011011011 101001101001 11011001011 01101101001 1011011011 11011101001 01001101001 101011001111 1011001011 11011011001 101001101001 101011011111 1111101001 101101011101 1111101101 1111011101 1111101001 1001001001 11101111001 101011011111 1101011001 101001001011 101001001001 101011111001 1101011111 1001001011 101111101111 101011010001 11111110011 101001101011 11001011101 0101001011 1101101001 001011111011 11011111101 1110111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; by, of, and, let, or, on, you, for, that, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words follow, on, for are repeated.

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