This is an analysis of the poem In The Valley Of The Waters that begins with:

In the valley of the waters we wept o'er the day
When the host of the stranger made Salem his prey, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbbbXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 00100010111001 101001011001 111111011001 111011001101 01101001011 01110111101 11101111111 111111011011 11001101011 11101111110 11101011111 11111101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, our, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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