This is an analysis of the poem To The Virginian Voyage that begins with:

YOU brave heroic minds
   Worthy your country's name, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccab dceedc fgaXfg hijjXi fkeefk lihhli mnjjmn ejaaej flllfl fobbfo afhhaf jXbbjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 101101 110101 1101 11001 111101 101111 1001011 100101 1111 0111 101111 110101 111111 11111 1101 1111 110101 110011 101101 110111 1101 010 110101 110101 110011 10101 1011 1101 110111 100101 100101 110101 1101 0101 110101 010101 110111 110101 10001 0101 111111 110101 110101 100111 1111 1101 100011 010001 101110 1101001 1101 1101 100110 10101 110111 110111 1111 1011 111011 111101 110101 100101 1011 0101 111111 110001 10010 110101 1011 1101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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