This is an analysis of the poem 4th July 1882, Malines. Midnight that begins with:

Belgian, with cumbrous tread and iron boots,
Who in the murky middle of the night,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbXbacdacda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001011101 1001010001 0100010101 01110111001 1101011001 11110011010 1101010101 110011101001 01110011101 1110110101 11011100101 1111010011 1101010111 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 621
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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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