This is an analysis of the poem On The Future Of Poetry that begins with:

Bards of the Future! you that come
With striding march, and roll of drum,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXXXccdXeebXffffXbgghhaaXXeeiijjhhddkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111 01011101 10110100 01110100 11001101 01110100 000101010 000101010 01000101 01010100 01000101 01110111 11110001 01011000 11010101 01100101 11010111 11011100 10011111 11010101 11010101 11110111 11110011 11110111 11111101 11011001 11010101 11001100 10111101 00010101 11011101 01011101 11110101 01110111 01110101 10110101 10011101 01110101 11110110 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1363
  • Average number of words per stanza: 256
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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