This is an analysis of the poem In France I Saw A Hill that begins with:

In France I saw a hill-a gentle slope
Rising above old tombs to greet the gleam... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gcgc dgdg ghgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010101 1001110101 01011011111 1111010101 1101010111 1101010101 1101011111 01010011101 1011110101 1101011101 11010011101 0101111101 10010010101 1101010101 0111010001 1101000111 1101011101 0111110101 0111000101 01011100101 1101011101 1101010111 1101000101 1101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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