This is an analysis of the poem Edgar Allan Poe that begins with:

Once in the starlight
When the tides were low,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXdb efefdf cghghg eaiaja kaeaja igkgdg dlklal khXhahXkaaada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011 10101 101110 00101 110101 010101 111011 10101 101010 00101 101010 00101 11010 10011 101010 00101 1001110 01101 11011 10101 101010 10101 1010100 10001 111010 10101 100010 10011 1010100 00111 111011 10101 001110 10111 1010011 10111 1110101 10101 111010 10111 101011 10001 101010 100101 1111 10101 101010 10111 111110 10111 1111111 00100 1010101 10001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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.

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