This is an analysis of the poem Deep In The Quiet Wood that begins with:

Are you bowed down in heart?
Do you but hear the clashing discords and the din of life?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXabXXbXaXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111101 11110101010101 1101100101 1111010101 0101000101 1111110101 110101011101 100101111111 110101001110101 11111011000101 0101000101 010010001101010 1011101001 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 639
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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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