This is an analysis of the poem Lines On Mt. Elgin that begins with:

Delivered at opening of Odd-Fellows' Lodge.
Dereham now hath wealthy yoemen ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXaabb ccXXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110001101 100111010 110101010 01001101 11010101 1111101 11110101 10011101 11011101 11001011 01110111 111100000 01000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; they is repeated.

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