This is an analysis of the poem Conductor Bradley that begins with:

A railway conductor who lost his life in an accident on a Connecticut
railway, May 9, 1873.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX aaa bbb ccc ddX ddd eee ddd fff bbbXbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011010110101100100100 11111 0101011101 01010010111 1001011101 1001111111 0101110111 1101010111 1101110111 1111011111 1001110000 1111010101 1011110101 1101010101 11010010101 0101110101 0101010001 11111100100 0111001100 11001011101 1101010101 1111010111 1001010101 10001111101 0101010111 1011011111 1011111011 1000110111 01110010101 1110010111 0101010101 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

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

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