This is an analysis of the poem At Eleusis that begins with:

I, at Eleusis, saw the finest sight,
When early morning's banners were unfurled.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b b a a c c d d d d b dXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1110010101 1101010001 0101010101 0101110001 1010100101 010110111 10010010011 11001010111 1101010111 1001110111 1101010101 0101100101 1101001011 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 41
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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