This is an analysis of the poem A Better Thing that begins with:
I took it for a bird of prey that soared
High over ocean, battled mount, and plain;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1101010111 1101010111 1101110111 01000010101 10110011001 1101100101 10010110111 1101000101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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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