This is an analysis of the poem To The River Charles that begins with:

River! that in silence windest
Through the meadows, bright and free,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbc dbDb efef dgdg ahah aiai afaf jkjkXdaDa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1011111 11111110 0010001 11001010 1011101 11111010 1010101 11111010 10010111 110010010 1111101 10101010 1111101 10100010 1011101 101010110 1111101 11111110 1110011 11001111 1011101 00101011 1110101 111001111 1110101 11111011 1111101 11011011 0111111 11111011 1010011 11101010 11100111 11101010 1011011 101011010 1110101 110010010 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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