This is an analysis of the poem To R. K. that begins with:

As long I dwell on some stupendous
And tremendous (Heaven defend us!) ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaXXbcacadadaefefbgbg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111010 101010011 11010110 1000100 10101010 10 01101010 1111001 00111110 1110001 10111010 1010011 10111010 1110101 11110010 0010101 10101010 0010101 11101010 1010101 10101010 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 746
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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