This is an analysis of the poem An Answer To Frances Cornford that begins with:

Why do you rush through the fields in trains,
Guessing so much and so much. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaaXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111110101 1011111 1111101001 111011111 1111110101 01100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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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