This is an analysis of the poem See They Come, Post Haste From Thanet that begins with:

See they come, post haste from Thanet,
Lovely couple, side by side;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcbc dada eaea XfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010 1010111 110101010 0010001 10101111 1010101 10101111 1110101 10111010 1110101 10101010 1010101 11100011 1010101 10101111 01001101 00101010 1011111 11111010 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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