This is an analysis of the poem On A Troopship - 1915 that begins with:

FAREWELL, the village leaning to the hill,
And all the cawing rooks that homeward fly ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefdgdgdddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010001 1101011101 0101010001 0111010101 1101010101 1111000101 0111101101 1100010101 1101110101 01010010101 1011010101 0111010101 01010101001 1101010101 1100010001 1101000101 1101000101 1001010111 0011010001 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 833
  • Average number of words per stanza: 149
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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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