This is an analysis of the poem I Went Down To Post A Letter that begins with:

I went down to post a letter
Through the garden, through the garden. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbXabccXdccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11101010 10101010 10101010 111 10111010 10101010 101 10101010 11111110 10101110 001 11110010 11101010 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 399
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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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