This is an analysis of the poem The Ride Of Collin Graves that begins with:

AN INCIDENT OF THE FLOOD IN MASSACHUSETTS, ON MAY16,1874.
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabbccdd eeffggXg bbhhffij hhcckk ffii llii ccijmmnneX nngg nnffgghn heeeeee eeeeXaaeell
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,6,4,4,10,4,8,7,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11000010101011 110010101 0010101101 110011101 0010110101 1010011101 110011101 11111101 10100100101 0101011011 10100100111 011100111 101010101 1110110111 1101011001 011100101 10111001001 11011111001 10100110101 1100100101 10110111001 0110110101 10110100101 110100111 1110100100 0100101101 0101101001 0111001001 010110101 010110101 110010101 1101001101 0011100001 100100111 1101101001 111110101 00101001111 01111011011 101010101 111101111 01001001001 110100111 01011011000 01011101 0011100101 111111101 001101001001 100111001 10111101010 1110111101 0100100111 0101101101 0100100101 0100110101 010100101 0011101111 010010101 0010101101 0110100101 110111101 11011 1101 010010101 0100110101 11011101 010011101 010011101 0100100101 1100101101 1110100111 110101111 10110100111 110111101 001010111 1010100101 0110101111 10111100101 11100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 79
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, of are repeated.

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