This is an analysis of the poem The Woodland Waterfall that begins with:

Rock and root and fern and flower
They had led him for an hour... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccbba ddXeeffd gghiihhg ddgjjggd iiiffiiikXkdiiddk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111110 11111110 0010101 0010101 1011101 1010101 100001 10011010 0111101 0110101 1110101 1110001 1111101 0011001 10101111 10101001 1110111 1110111 0010111 1100101 1011001 1011101 1010101 11100101 1010011 0010111 1110001 1010001 1011101 1010111 1110101 1110101 0010111 0010101 1001101 1110101 1110111 1011111 1010001 1000101 1110101 1111111 1010101 1010101 1011111 1010001 1010111 0110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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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