This is an analysis of the poem The Crows that begins with:

Out from the gloom of the mountain-gorges,
Dark in the glow of the dawn,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccb aadda XeffeXabbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001001010 1001001 111101111 100100101 111111 100110101 10010101 110101101 110101101 100011 010011111 1111001 1011100101 101110111 100111 1101001010 1001001 111100101 11101111 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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