This is an analysis of the poem The Herb-Gatherer that begins with:
A grey, bald hillside, bristling here and there
With leprous-looking grass, that, knobbed with stones,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdecde
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 01111100111 01010111001 1001010111 11001110001 1101011001 1101010111 01110111001 0111010111 0101010001 1111010111 01010011101 100010101001 1011110001 01001101101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 632
- Average number of words per stanza: 114
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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