This is an analysis of the poem Lines On Col. Wonham that begins with:

Formerly of Ingersoll, now of the North West.
When Wonham got orders...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabb ccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100010010011 110110 0010010 011010 110110 111011 001111 111110 1001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Lines On Col. Wonham;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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