This is an analysis of the poem A Rose That Died that begins with:

O questing birds, what seek you in your wanderings?
They made answere:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaaXbbXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111101100 1110 110101111010 1110 1101011010 10000100101 11111101001 1101 11111101011100 1101111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 389
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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