This is an analysis of the poem Waterfall At Lu-Shan that begins with:

Sunlight streams on the river stones.
From high above, the river steadily plunges--...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa XX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 010101010010 1101010010 0101101010 111 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 66
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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