This is an analysis of the poem Moral Lessons From Natural Facts that begins with:

All true words fly, as from yon reedy marsh
The crane rings o'er the wild its screaming harsh....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eecceecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111101101 01110010101 1011100101 1001111101 1101111101 0101010101 0101011011 0111010101 1111100101 0110010101 1001010101 1111110101 1100110111 1101011101 1001001101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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