This is an analysis of the poem What Were The Good Of Stars If None Looked On Them that begins with:

What were the good of stars if none looked on them
But mariners, astronomers and such! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10000101110 1100010011 01111101110 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and is repeated.

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