This is an analysis of the poem Inscription On The Shanklin Fountain that begins with:

O Traveller, stay thy weary feet;
Drink of this fountain, pure and sweet;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011101 10010111 01111101 111101001 01110101 01010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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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