This is an analysis of the poem My Brook that begins with:

Earth holds no sweeter secret anywhere
Than this my brook, that lisps along the green... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cccdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111010101 1011110101 0101011111 1111010101 1101010101 0111010001 0101110111 1111010101 1001011101 01001010101 11011101001 11110101001 1101010101 0101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 300
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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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