This is an analysis of the poem St.Catharines that begins with:

Lines read at a banquet at the Welland House, St. Catharines[sic],
where the brotherhood of Odd-Fellows, attending Grand...

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaa bbbX ccdd ccbb bbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010101110000 1010101100101 10101 110011110010 110100010 11110101 00111001 110011101010 00100010 111001010 110010110 11010111 11001111 1110011 11011101 010100101 01111111 011111010 0111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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