This is an analysis of the poem A Pastoral In Three Parts that begins with:

Day.
In the barn the tenant cock, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacdcd efef ghgh ijij Xeke bXbl eiei haha eklkl lflf kjkj kjkj kjkj mlml njnj kXkX eeee hlele jaja ckck lmlm ekek obob klkl ojojXococ
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 0010101 1010111 1010101 101101 1000101 1111101 1010111 1010101 10010001 10111011 1010101 1010101 0011101 10101001 1010111 1110101 1011101 1010101 1010101 1010101 00101100 1010101 1010101 1010101 10101001 1010110 1010101 1111001 1010101 1010111 1010101 1010101 11101001 10110001 1010101 1000101 1 1010101 10101001 10100101 1011101 1010101 00101001 1010101 10100101 10110001 1010111 1010101 1010101 1000101 10010111 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1100101 1010111 10101001 1010101 1010101 1011101 1010111 10100101 1010111 1000111 1010101 1000101 1010101 1010111 1010101 1000101 1010101 10 10010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1110101 1000101 1010101 1001001 1010101 0010101 1011111 10100101 1010101 1010101 0111101 1010101 1010101 1000101 1010101 1010101 1010101 0011101 1011101 1010101 1010101 10001001 0010101 1000101 1010101 10010101 10110001 0011101 10010001 1011101 1011101 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 111
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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