This is an analysis of the poem Steam-Launches On The Thames that begins with:

Henley, June 7, 1891.
Shall we, to whom the stream by right belongs, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabbccbbaaddeeffggccddhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10111 1101011101 1101010111 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 1100010101 1101010101 01001010101 01010001010 011101110010 1101010101 1111011101 0101010101 01110111001 0111110001 1101110111 1101010101 1111010101 11100011101 1101110111 1101010111 1100011111 1011011101 0101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 549
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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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